I snuck this photo of my Mom, Phyllis Crawford, when visiting Northern Virginia in May 2007. My sister was getting her Master’s Degree and many of us were visiting. I love the light in this photo. And I miss Mom. She would have been 72 today had she not died of cancer in 2010. May 8th is sometimes, but not always, Mother’s Day. Always a special day regardless of how bittersweet it is.
Incredible author and screenwriter of Postcards from the Edge; you were terrific on an episode of 30 Rock; you were perfectly cast, and played it perfectly as Jake’s homicidal girlfriend in The Blues Brothers; and you were perfectly droll in When Harry Met Sally.
And of course 7 year old me fell in love with you in Star Wars; I was taken to see it by my Dad at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1977. This drawing is by me, from that year.
Rest in Peace Carrie Fisher.
Originally posted to Facebook December 27, 2016
Groggy morning doodle of David when he came in early. Also drew a cow, a pig, a dog, a duck, a monkey, and we also spent a bunch of time just making marks on the tablet.
Today’s drawing practice: taking an old drawing from 1988 or so and remaking it digitally. It was rare back then for me to draw from life and be happy with the result. I was impatient and hyper-self-critical. The source for this one was an exception. This drawing is of a pal of mine from way back, hanging out in P.B. She and I met working in the Note Department of Citizen’s Western Bank–just teenagers! Really great memories from long ago. I’m mulling a project: bringing San Diego’s more obscure bits of history to life in a comic form.
Originally posted to Facebook July 19, 2017 ~ with pencil and paper and Procreate