Saturday, April 4, 2009
Illustration Friday - Tallies Man
You know, I really should stop having someone verbally tell me the theme for Illustration Friday. I heard "Tallies Man" when, come to find out a little too late, the theme was "Talisman!"
Oh well! It phonetically fits the theme.
As you can see, I love throwing a fun little concept into my illustrations. Please feel free to make your own story for the illustration and post it as a comment!
For reasons unknown, Ansel, at age five, developed an obsession with keeping tallies.
He kept track of everything: how many people he has met, number of meals eaten outdoors, number of times he turned left, how many black cats crossed his path, how many white dogs crossed his path, how many paths crossed other paths, the number of times he's heard someone say "Good day." He kept tallies for the total number of hiccups he's had in his life, as well as sneezes in his vicinity. He's recorded how many times he's lost at Tic-Tac-Toe and won at Paper-Rock-Scissors. The list goes on.
He even has a master tally for number of tallies kept.
So, you can imagine why his neighbors and friends call Ansel the "Talliesman," right?
The illustration above shows him keeping track of his age. Hope you enjoyed this entry!