Sunday, February 24, 2008

PWM - 1

You know how it is?...one never sees one self from the side..so when I started work on this sketch I saw myself hunched up at a table looking old and fat. That's the price one pays for sitting at a drawing board nearly every day for two years right? So here is the finished pencil sketch of myself playing chess. I should start the dotting tomorrow as the kids will be back at school...

Yesterday was my son William's thirteenth birthday. "It's my last day as a kid!" he announced the day before. "So if you act like a kid from now on, it will only be nostalgia?" I quipped back. Here is the two billion calorie birthday cake Jan 'built' for him...with all the sugar it contained, we were all very soon acting in a 'nostalgic' fashion!



9 comments:

Devil Mood said...

I might have just gained 2kilos by looking at that cake!

Believe me, you don't have to be old and fat to feel awkward looking at yourself - hahaha! ;) I'm so mean.

Hmmm smarties, I miss those.

David Crofts Munro said...

That is one mean looking cake brother!

Now I do not especially like cake, but I could happily be locked in a room over night with that baby!

Cheers!

Niall said...

DM...I'm not sure if you're agreeing with me or trying to tell me you feel awkward about yourself to make me feel better...then again...maybe I feel awkward about myself saying I feel awkward about looking at myself as the self that I am not happy with because it's different to the self I'd like to be......i'm glad we got that cleared up!

David...Welcome!..thank you for visiting.So you're not usually a cake lover..but you're prepared to come out of the closet (or in this case, go into the closet!)for this baby. I've eaten a little bit of it..it's actually very sickly and sweet...so quite nice in actual fact!I hope whilst your are in the closet you find a light switch...that cream gets everywhere!lol!...porobably best to take a friend in there with you to be on the safe side!

Devil Mood said...

You interpreted it correctly. I wrote that and wondered: am I being mean or nice? I was confused. Nevermind.

Niall said...

DM... :-)

Julie Schuler said...

I can't get enough cake, I've already had two birthday cakes of my own, but I could happily nibble up some of that cake, it's gorgeous!

Nabeel said...

well happy birthday. it's funny how kids wanna be all grown up and grown up miss being kids.

Ps said...

LOVED the cake!!! Happy Nostalgic moments!

VJ said...

The cake looked gorgeous...
I wish I was there to nibble it...