Friday, April 13, 2007

MOVING CLOSER TO THE PRESENT


Been incredibly busy of late, so I'm cheating, a little. A coworker of mine had a great idea to pass a book around to all of her friends she worked with to have a little piece of history to look back upon, before she left the company we were working for. I was so touched that she wanted me in the book, so I did this little piece. She told me I could take however long I needed, just as long as she got it back. She had about 3 other beautiful pieces before I did my scribble. I returned the book to her 3 months before she moved on to another job. Cut to 1 year later when the office was doing some Spring cleaning. I noticed a familiar sketchbook lying in the rubbish bin. Well I've been poor in my life and scrounged for any kind of paper to draw on, so I have the habit of collecting paper just in case I ever run out. Yep you guessed it. The sketchbook now had 4 drawings and the start of a 5th (another office mates who was still at the company). I was a little shocked, yeah maybe more than a little. I showed it to the office mate who had started the piece that was unfinished. "Oh, Yeah,Hmmm. Heh". He didn't even want it back to finish the piece or give it back to the original owner. OUCH!

4 comments:

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME!

Jamie Baker said...

so.. who threw it away? the guy doing the pic after you? Or the owner of the book?

BKO said...

Jamie-We miss you up here. I hear I can't get a copy of your book? Say it ain't so!
Ha! I never thought of that, The owner was long gone. If she threw it away it would have been a year befor I saw it in the bin. Unfortunately it belonged to the guy who started the drawing. I guess he would be the kinda of guy to get a gift from someone, decide if he liked it, and throw it away in front of them if he didn't.
Alina-Thanks! Anyone reading this should go to her blog and check out her animations!

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