Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective days mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch - either in illustration or word form - and the other would make a companion sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise might make both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
Even on the rainiest days, Gilbert works on his head-balancing skills. Champions never rest.
The haystack is the hardest; no matter how tightly he gathers the pile, bits of it poke him in the ears and prickle down his shirt. His mom complained about the bits of hay left in the shag, which is why he’d been banished outside. In the rain.
Once the hay is in place, though, the bird and the bunny are easy, even if this particular bunny -- the only one the feed store had left -- is a bit of a butthead. The umbrella was all his idea and he kept wiggling it around to get Gilbert to drop his stack.
But the boy has drive. He has focus. Now he just needs to find the competition.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.