Monday, November 17, 2008

PRETEND

When I was a wee lad, I had a stick horse that I rode all the time. I probably put thousands of miles on it. He was a broomstick with a head made out of a sock. This stick horse is well known among my family members because I named it after my most favorite thing in the world... Gravy. Yes, my stick horse was named Gravy. Gravy and I covered a lot of ground in the backyard. He was reliable transportation, and a good companion. I wonder if any one rides stick horses anymore. My guess is that kids today are all plugged into computers or playing electronic games. Too bad.

14 comments:

Bill Ross said...

Wow, you're gettin' a little too fancy with the Photoshop stuff! Nice composition and nice sentiment. I still ride a stick horse when I run, but I get lots of stares and it makes me feel uncomfortable. My stick horse is named Holden.

Pj said...

I'd love to see a photo of you and "Gravy"! Fun memory to share with us, Doug! So do you still love gravy?

David R. Vallejo said...

http://tactilblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/if-illustration-pretend.html

Here's one kid who's not plugged in. Intersting that we both did a similar theme. Good job.

Buskitten said...

Great illustration! It's very sweet and good fun,
best Wishes,
Liz

van dyke said...

Love this! Very silly and funny. Well done!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

What a lovely image! Both what you created, plus the mental picture of a boy and stick horse named gravy! Awesome indeed.

Ellen said...

Oh that Socmo gets me every time!!!!

Jeope said...

SOCMO! You rule. Still rustlin' dogies after all this time.

Pj said...

Just thought I'd come back to tell you that I saw some stick ponies on display at a store yesterday. So SOME kids must be playing with them then, I'd say. Even at my age, I find the idea of riding a stick pony appealing. Hmmm...

Doda said...

Cool!
We have a tartan headed horse called George!

Geninne said...

Oh SocMo, you're so cute! I have a little present for you, please tell Doug to email me with his snail mail address at geninne@gmail.com., ok?
It's almost gravy season :)

Megan said...

hehe that's such a cute drawing. and a funny story too, i about busted a gut when you said your stick horse's name was gravy! that's awesome! thanks for the smiles :)

Kay Aker said...

Go SocMo! He's the real deal and very imaginative too boot!

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