Wednesday, July 8, 2015

There's a White Elephant in the room.

Believe it or not, this is a sketch from December of 2014. I'm going through all the sketchbooks and finding sketches that I didn't post yet. Terry and I went to the home of Wendy Wallenburg's friend Christine Billis right before Christmas. Everyone was encouraged to bring a rather quirky present for a White Elephant gift exchange. Of course there was plenty of food and drink before everyone settled in the living room for the exchange.

With a White Elephant gift exchange, you can pick a wrapped present, or you can steal a present that had already been opened. When it was my turn to pick, Terry encouraged me to steal the bottles of booze that had been someone Else's pick. We hid the booze under a chair but soon enough it was swiped back. Every item that Terry got seemed to be swiped away, because she had to keep going up to take another turn.

Towards the end of the party, I was introduced to a young teen who loves to draw. I told her all about my new teaching gig at Elite Animation Academy. Hopefully I helped inspire her to pursue her dream. That's what I love about my new job, I get to teach kids who are young enough to have never said to themselves "I can't" or "I don't know how." Kids create with wild abandon.

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