My friend wrote a children’s story, Bear in Ballard, based on the true story of a bear spotted on the streets of Ballard a few years ago. The story depicts the bear as it cavorts and explores major landmarks in the area like Cupcake Royale and the Locks. She flattered and intimidated me when she asked me to illustrate it. Though I had my doubts, I love this friend and admire her spirit and vision. I wanted to work with her so I agreed. I finished two illustrations. Bear and Dragon is an interpretation of an elementary school playground. Bear in Sprinkle Park takes place by the library being led by the moon and followed by a police dog.
Unfortunately, we didn’t finish this project. But the project taught me how to merge my style with story telling, a true challenge.
In the summertime, my father would take me to the fragrant kaleidoscopic rose garden near our house. I liked to watch the goldfish rise and descend in the stately pond. One would surface in a quiet blip and peer at me quixotically through the ripples. A fresh joyful cry and my hands would shoot out in a fearless attempt to capture its magic but the wizardly creatures always escaped. A mutual act of full attention.
12″ x 16″ watercolor
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What little kid doesn’t like to be spun around by the ankles then laid in the grass to observe the sky swimming by? I laughed until my belly hurt then leapt up and begged my father to do it again. The sky was forever transformed by the sensation and the pure joy of it marked my childhood memories.