Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter lineage

I thought I would post the card that I sent to my parents and brother for Easter. Its a simple little drawing that I did last night and colored. I post it also to introduce the fact that most people that are close with me are given a creature to be in the world of bunny dee. Most of my close friends have been given animal alias's. It sounds funny but people seem to like having characters of themselves. I simply ask "whats your favorite animal?" but some people get assigned an animal or character, which is the case with my family. I originally started doing this a couple years ago when I decided to do some mini children's books for fun for my parents and brother for Christmas. This was pretty easy for my brother and mom. My brother has always been referred to as Boo Boo Bear. Ever since he was little we started calling that. So he obviously became a little brown bear, sometimes referred to as Boo Boo Bear Toast. Since hes shaped like toast. My mom once when I was hanging out with her at her hotel when her and dad came to visit here in SF she had wrapped herself up in her blanket so I said "Mom you look like a baked potato!" to which ever since I started calling her Tay-Toe. She now signs all her cards to me as thus. I love it. My dad was a little harder to come up with but he has a stuffed panda at home. So he became Papa Panda.

So each of my family members are part of a children's book world. I'd love to make a book someday that has each of the characters featured. Wow this was the longest post ever, I guess I felt the urge to explain the lineage of why my family is drawn as certain characters. I myself have always been given stuffed bunnies since I was born and hence the nick name Bunny Dee was born. I'm their own personal easter bunny. LOL.

I know. I am a huge dork.