If you, like me, have found yourself unexpectedly singing Bruce Springsteen adaptations (“Can’t start a fire! Can’t start a fire without a spaaaark… This gun’s for hire, even if yer just readin’ iiiin the daaaaark!”) or have a sudden deep-seated concern for my eyesight (don’t worry – I’m basically night-blind so reading in the dark is not just a bad idea but an impossibility for me), that’s actually not why we are gathered here today. (We aren’t gathered for a wedding either, which is what I always think when I hear the phrase, “We are gathered here today…”. But I digress. Again.)
The actual purpose of this post is to feature a series of illustrations by the inimitable Tori Stowe, a South African artist whom I dearly love. When she shared this series on her Facebook page earlier this week, I kneeeew I wanted to share them here. She graciously gave me permission – YAY! – so here they are. They’re captioned, “Finding friends in strange places…“
HOW AWESOME ARE THEY?! I’m crazy about the final image in particular (for reasons that really ought to be apparent), but I love the progression and the story that follows from the first to the final illustration. If we can get over our initial fear of things that appear scary and/or intimidating, we might find more than meets the eye – something that could help us, or even a friend! We could also get eaten!
Happy Friday, everyone 🙂 Definitely check out more of Tori’s work here and follow her on Facebook and Instagram. She’s hilarious, immensely talented and also the coolest and wonderfullest human, and you won’t regret getting to know her. (Getting to know all aboooooout herrrrr! Man, I really have to stop singing in these blog posts…)