For those who wish to draw more

wisdom in baked goods. October 31, 2006

Filed under: .Margaret,Meta — Mgtei @ 7:31 am

T-minus 1 day to DrawMo! And T-minus 2 days to discount Halloween candy! As some appropriate silliness for anyone who needs more than a sugar high to think about drawing, here’s one of my recent fortune cookie fortunes for your aid and comfort:

You have a potential urge and the ability for accomplishment.

Hooray! Other bits of sugary carb wisdom bestowed (from the same meal, the cookie gods were excited that day):

• The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms.
In this case the Drawmonauts are the world and lil’ ol’ you the talent! Cause in general that fortune might be debated by Van Gogh, blues muscians, Dickinson . . .
• At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.
So I have an excuse for not being witty, yet still having an unstoppable will for posting.
• Love.
Aw. Fluffy.

Lastly, I got a huge kick out of flipping through the Motorcycle section of Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures* the other day. My favorite bit was the term “shiny side up.” As in, when riding your bike safely you keep the shiny side up and the rubber side (tires) down. I love this country.

So, starting tomorrow, let’s keep the eraser side up and the pointy/inky/brushy side down. Good luck everybody!

*To the designer types: the typeface on the cover seems familiar/interesting. Anyone have a guess as to what it is? India to the rescue: Brothers Bold Alternate.


4 Responses to “wisdom in baked goods.”

  1. India Amos Says:

    It’s Brothers Bold Alternates, which I know well from that Best Stories of the American West design. Bigger cover image here. Brothers specimen here. It’s a nicey, that one.

  2. margaretei Says:

    I knew I’d seen that recently. Thanks India.

  3. cynthiacloskey Says:

    I had heard “rubber side down, shiny side up” before — due to having dated a motorcycle guy for years. But your new “rubber side up, pointy side down” is excellent! I will be looking for ways to work that into conversation this month.

  4. India Amos Says:

    Obligatory observation: Those fortunes all work very well with “in bed” at the end.

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