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We did two shows with the California Boys in Timonium, MD and York, PA, both of which happened within the last month or so. Honestly, I could check the actual show dates, but dates don’t much matter and days just seem to run into each other anyway these days so specifics seems superfluous.

What pushed the fun factor for these two shows over the top for me was that the ride company hires almost exclusively from south Africa which opened up huge doors for us in terms of cross cultural relations. I was surprised at our similarities and relished in our differences. All of them spoke English and Aricanse ( a variation on Dutch) and Gerard told us that his brother rides a giraffe to school, his mother takes an elephant to work, and his father chops up black people and feeds him to his tiger (obviously extreme sarcasm in response to constant comments about not being black even though he is from africa). The guys were a constant source of entertainment for us and super friendly. I had the pleasure of drawing four of them, two of which I have pictures of.
This guy wanted to be a giraffe, cuz that’s what everyone called him.


The next one is of Dean. He stopped by our stand a lot at the York show. Mostly out of boredom

Last but not least, here is a double black and white sketch from that show.



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Taking some wise advice to heart, i decided not to post anymore wedding stuff till after the wedding on the off chance that someone attending the wedding will read this, thus spoiling the decorative surprise. Instead, i will regale all with tales of Asgard, a rainbow bridge, and the poor earthlings that Heimdall did not allow into the land of the gods.

Between our weekend in Buffalo and our week in Watertown, I somehow convinced Jordan to take me to Niagara Falls. Since Jordan has no passport (tsk tsk) we had to stay on the New York side of the Falls which turned out to be the most terrifying and sketchiest city I have EVER been too. I had my heart set on their wax museum cuz I had never been to one. At least not the kind with all the celebrities and famous people in them. This wax museum, however, will give me nightmares for probably the rest of my life. I took a bunch of pictures, but the creepiest was their interpretation of Mark Twain relaxing on his porch…

“I have candy in my lap kiddies…”

The falls themselves were a beautiful sight which we spent a lot of time at just people watching and feeling the mist on our faces. I couldnt help but marvel at the power.

Here I’m standing between the America falls and the Horseshoe falls.


So besides my envy of Canada, it’s cleanliness, and just overall better-ness, we had a wonderful and relaxing day between shows. And just to keep this about my artwork as well as my travels and goings ons, here are more sketches done at Queen of Heaven Festival in Buffalo, NY.



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