One little dragon dragging behind the group . . .
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Sometimes it’s the hostess, sometimes it’s the guest. But birthday parties always involve a little transmutation.
A trip down memory lane. . . .well before the days of frequent flyer miles and points earned while driving up credit card debt, our mode of transit on family vacations was an efficiently-packed classic Ford Country Squire. Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals (but not really).
This evolved out of a sketch I drew while I was waiting to pick up my daughter from a class. My favorite books from childhood were almost always illustrated with spot color. It is amazing to see how much someone like Arnold Lobel could squeeze out of two ink plates for his Frog and Toad series. I am happy to see a bit of nostalgia in new releases from publishers, but I fear it may just be a passing trend!
My daughter is a good student driver, but she has commented that it would be helpful if I would stop gripping the edge of the door and perhaps lighten up on the caffeine. (When I asked if she would mind if I posted this image, she said no, as she thinks this is a pretty accurate likeness of the two of us.)