Over the weekend, I was chatting with Jane and she (half-jokingly?) suggested I make a Things That Are Awful illustration to correspond with my Things That Are Awesome illustration.
Maybe it was because we're both stressed out prepping for Art on the Avenue*, maybe it's because it was late at night and we'd had a few glasses of wine, or maybe it's because we have the sense of humor of a pair of 12 year old boys - whatever the reason, we were cracking ourselves up with suggestions of awful things such as dog poop, bacteria, and roadkill.
Considering how long it took me to draw Things That Are Awesome and considering the fact that most people probably don't want to hang awful things on their wall, I don't think I'll be turning this into an illustration for my shop, but yesterday as I was searching for motivation amid my usual Monday morning fog (Monday mornings = awful?), I couldn't help but think of (and snicker at) more awful things: Dog farts! Mealworms! Root canals! Halitosis! Public toilets! Parasites!
Perhaps it's not the most positive way to start the week, but if you're having a crappy day, get it off your chest and give me a laugh by listing things you think are awful in the comments. (Please, there are enough truly awful things in the world, so let's keep the comments lighthearted and funny.)
Hangnails! Strapless bras! Hangovers! Diarrhea! Mildew! Band-aids floating in the pool! Smoke detectors with low batteries!
* Pssst: Art on the Avenue is this Saturday, October 6 from 10-6 in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Stop by Booth 184W to visit my shop, Funnelcloud Studio and Booth 223W to visit Jane's shop, Janery. I promise you there will be nothing awful for sale and plenty of awesome, including Jane's amazing new pet beds (which I got a sneak peek of on Saturday night)!