Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Memories


This summer I was blissfully reunited with my beautiful gorgeous(inside and out) friend Patti(now Trish)who I hadn't seen in 37 years. She and her husband live outside of Seattle with a 21 year old feline named Tut plus seven feral cats. And a raccoon who kept sticking its head through the cat door.

It's truly mind boggling how it was possible to pick up just where we left off. The last time we were together Trish and I were on a frenetic cross country excursion. At 17 and 18 neither of us knew how to drive since we had met in Germany where it was a complex task to obtain a license. We had arranged a ride from Seattle to Denver with this group of people who included an ex Roman Catholic priest,someone who was recently released from a mental hospital and a person who was a dwarf. At one point in Idaho perhaps the guy who had just gotten out of the mental hospital veered off the road and kept driving to the very edge of a cliff. I started laughing and then so did every one else. Now I was thinking did this really happen? And Trish confirmed it did.

11 comments:

damon said...

cool style

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I just left you long email on your site. I must tell you that you have made a big fan out of me. I adore your work. I'm a retro chick for sure and I really dig your work. You are so very talented and it really shines through your work.

suzannah said...

i'm so glad you are posting again!

nina seven said...

love all the pattern mixing and what a great story to go with it! thanks for stopping by my blog!

Eric Barclay said...

This is really amazing- both story and illustration. I've missed your posts and am glad to see you back on IF.

Bobo Cat said...

The strokes and pattern make-up a fabulous illustration, great work!

memi said...

I really love your work- the simplicity of your line is deceptive-
I can appreciate how much goes into the editing and pattern making.
It is delightful and sophisticated.

Goobeetsablog said...

that must be something
nice image

Kay Aker said...

Thank you so so much for the encouraging comments!

ValGalArt said...

Awesome when that happens :) Love your illo too!

maryann said...

You are such a talent! I love your art and captions and now a story too. You leave me wanting more. I'm privileged to call you friend. Love, Mary Ann