speed + direction

= velocity.  I thought that it was about time for my annual bikey drawing.  We’ve been big into bikes this spring.  Doodle  got his first bike for his 4th birthday and passed his beloved trike on to his sister (who can’t quite reach the pedals, but is happy enough to be pushed along).  I would not say that Doodle has quite the same symbiotic relationship with his bike that he did with the trike, but I’m confident that the training wheels will be off… eventually.  And this is actually a portrait of my own sweet new birthday ride!  My own arms, too.

All of the proceeds from the sale of this print (along with this one aaaand this one) will be donated to a rider in the Tri-State Trek from Boston to NYC in support of ALS research.

in training

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Doodle: “What’s that?”

Me: “What do you think it is?”

Doodle: “A monkey!  Riding a bike!  On the moon!  Why?”

Me:  “… well, it’s an ape… aaand, gee, I don’t know why.”

Doodle:  (very disturbed) “But, that little monkey should be riding his bike on the sidewalk!  Not on the street, and not on the moon.”

Me:  “Um…”

Doodle: (getting hysterical) “And where are the little monkey’s mom and dad?  That little monkey shouldn’t be riding his bike without his mom or dad!”

Huh.  I didn’t mean for this to be such a disturbing image!  I guess it is kind of lonely, though.  And I’m creeped out by chimpanzees in general these days (if you don’t know why, I’ll spare you).  It’s a chimp, though, because of the whole um, chimp in space thing… did that really happen?  Oh!  It did!  Ha!  That’s kind of sad, though.  Maybe I didn’t really think this one through…  Anyway, I don’t know why Doodle assumed it was a “little monkey,” especially since the chimp is way too big for that bike.

But I’m way off track – I’m supposed to be talking about the Tri-State Trek in support of ALS research!  This print will be in my shop soon and any proceeds made from the sale of it will go towards this year’s Trek.  All of the proceeds from last year’s print still go to the Trek, too.  My husband is making the 270 mile ride from Boston to NYC again this year!

tri-state trekin’

I’m pretty sure that the subtitle of this one is “look ma, no fins!” Okay, so I know this drawing is kind of weird. I bet you didn’t know that beavers and whales were so tight. Here’s the deal: this summer, my husband will be riding the three day, 270 mile (435 km) Tri-State Trek from Boston to NYC in support of ALS/Lou Gehrig’s research. So, for this drawing, I had the brilliant idea of having the three state animals riding the Trek. Was I dissuaded when I discovered that CT’s and MA’s state animals are the sperm whale and the right whale, respectively? Apparently not.

P.S. All funds raised by the Trek go directly to the institute in MA dedicated to stopping ALS. If you’d like to support the institute and help my husband reach his fund raising goal, here is his personal donation site.