Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I was thinking about how we all move through our lives. Sometimes the smallest thing-- an offhand comment; a glance of disapproval; a pat on the back; whatever-- will become a catalyst for big, life-altering changes.

I remember when I was in the first grade I had drawn a skeleton on my folder, and some older kid absolutely refused to believe that I was the artist. I also remember one time in the 4th grade when I was sitting at my desk drawing a spaceman who was holding a ray-gun and kids started gathering around to watch me draw. If those two things hadn't happened, I might have gone down a completely different path in life. I think I would have been a veterinarian.

Anyway, that's what I was thinking about.


chrisallison said...

in that case i'll have to drop by and give you a high five.

this drawing rules. kenny = dr. steady hands.

Holley T said...

I apologize in advance for a long comment, but I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite quotes..I have it on the corkboard above my desk:
"Round about what is lies a whole mysterious world of what might be--a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some great occasion of good, or avoid some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution to the dark enigma but the one word "Providence." H. W. Longfellow.

Vincent Waller said...

Cargo pilot was alternate career, had I not received a hell of a lot of attention from what these hands are capable of doing.

jack raffin said...

man, yeah. cool post. great drawing.

damn, chris, yeah - dr steady hands, haha.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kerry, would you recommend me any other artists of your style, influences or, just anything? Thanks!

Kenny P. said...

Chris: Thanks, that may be just what it takes to bring me to the next level. Dr. Steady Hands...maybe I should have been a surgeon!

Holley: Good quote. Isn't there some theory in quantum physics that states that everything that can happen IS happening in myriad parallel universes? It boggles the mind...

Vincent: I'm glad you've ended up where you have.

Jack: Thanks!

Anonymous: Who's Kerry? Just kidding... well, let's see...here are some of the artists who have influenced me to whatever degree over the years:

Ralph Steadman
Salvador Dali
Shel Silverstein
Jim Woodring
All the Mad Magazine artists
Several of my Coworkers

I'm sure some of my other commenters here might be able to expand this list greatly. Anybody?

david gemmill said...

i got to see this genius before it was even posted! bam. another classic.

Sadly i haven't done any burpies this week..yet.

becky said...

I was in 8th grade and someone said to me, "You could be a psychologist." The lightbulb over my head turned on.

I really like that quote, Holley!

Yeah, I have no idear how you were able to draw that without any of the lines intersecting! Good job, Dr. Steadyhands!