up with figs, did you get a receipt?
December 31, 2014
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.
While I appreciate the thought — no, no, really — it’s sweet that you wanted to get me all the things from the song. Really. Very nice. But I might have been happier with another accordion. Or maybe some food for all of these dang drummers drumming.
At least all the birds have flown away. Well, except for that bite-y one. He seems to want to stick around. And we have plenty of milk now so there’s that. And the trees will be nice once there are pears on them.
I’m not saying that it was a bad gift. No. No! I love that you went to such expense and effort. I love that practicality is not obstacle for you!
I just think that maybe next year we set some limits.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.