So, remember a few days ago when I almost starved to death because of an overly friendly bobcat who wouldn’t stop until he got my attention? (If you’re lost you need to look at this post and also scroll back through my twitter feed to find that “#itsabobcatjenny” is the new “YOU’RE GOING TO BE MAIMED, YOU IDIOT”. But one of the things that people said was that if a bobcat shows up and starts shoving its face in your face it’s a sign and according the the bobcat-totem-possibly-made-up-but-maybe-not-lore, it means that 1) you are a solitary person and should cut assholes out of you life and 2) it means that I’m supposed to do something I’m afraid to do regarding a secret talent.
First one? Done. Second one…hmm. Okay. I’ve been doodling since I was a kid. I did a ton of art in high school and enough in college to realize that I was not talented enough to make a living at it, but I’ve noticed that the sketches that I always refer to as doodles are something that actually seem to appeal to some people who deal with the same weird issues. Which is really nice because first of all, it’s what I do to keep myself from literally pulling my hair out when I’m stressed, and secondly, it’s a way I have to share the stranger thoughts that stick in my head because each drawing is based on the words I hide inside every page. So I think I might actually do something with these drawings, and I’m not sure if it’s going to be a coloringing book, or prints, or illegal graffiti on unguarded walls, but I think I’m going to find some way to share them. Because bobcats.
BECAUSE BOBCATS, Y’All.
It might be hard to read, so here’s what this one says: “She always felt far too afraid for adventures, but that was okay, because misadventure was her true calling.” (Particularly fitting after being almost loved to death by a bobcat.)
More on that later, but just a quick thanks for being so awesome and encouraging. And now that I’ve written this it’ll force me to actually think of what to do with this stuff. Also, a ton of you have brought copies of this print to my book signing for me to autograph and then apologized for bringing it and you need to stop apologizing because the fact that so many of you actually liked it enough to have it printed was what encouraged me to share more. Thank you.
So! Back on tour again, and this is the last jaunt. Four stops in California and one in Arizona. Are you coming? Please? Full details here.