Apr 14, 2007

Nickname


I may have mentioned this in the past but my wife’s nickname for me is squirrel. It’s because I am so anal. I constantly clean the house and arrange everything just so. It would make anyone nuts. She calls what I do, “squirrel activity”. So I did this little drawing for her. The stamps on there are from Mattias Adolfsson. I bought a print from him and those were the stamps on the cardboard tube. I loved them so much that I steamed them off. Then I spray glued them on to my drawing. Believe it or not there is a group I belong to on flickr that is called, squirrles. People post photographs of squirrels that they've taken. I think I’m the only one posting drawings. I also want to thank everyone for linking me. I'm up to 96 links from blogs now. I'll be breaking the hundred mark soon. I especially want to thank Susan Henderson. Her google power is awesome.

21 comments:

Ana Banana said...

hahahah! Tommy...that's funny. So you are a squirrel! Just make sure you look both ways when you cross the street, okay? Sometimes I noticed that squirrels don't pay attention when they cross the street. Sometimes they also lose their balance and fall out of trees. I know, one was belly up in our hot-tub. The other, I made a fish dive, caught it in my mouth and we've been friends ever since.

Love this drawing, by the way. It is beautiful! I need a squirrel around here to keep my room neat. I am like a monkey...throwing bananas around and so forth.

Tommy Kane said...

I live with a monkey too.

joohliah said...

Erm… I wish my husband was that efficient !

Does your wife rent you to other people from time to time ? Or maybe you could give my husband "how to be a good squirrel" lessons ?

Ok, well, gotta go do the washing up now… :-P

Susan said...

Thank you.

I like squirrels. Except for hiding nuts in trees, I'm pretty much all monkey.

Anonymous said...

Tom is a really good squirrel -- he whizzes about our little apartment at lightning speed, picking things up, putting things away, spraying and washing things. I get tired just watching him. And Ana, he does have the bad squirrel quality of darting across the street, and leaving me on the other side of the street. I love this drawing -- it reminds me of Tom.

Claire said...

What a great post today! And I love the illustration. This particular little peek into your everyday life is especially fascinating.

Tommy Kane said...

I am guilty as charged.

Sandy said...

I adore this squirrel and after my house was invaded by a squirrels nest this spring too. This guy is CUTE!!!

Ana Banana said...

hehe, anonymous...is that you Yun? I think so! yes, I could see how that would be a little dizzying, Yun! My husband is the same. He first has to brush microscopic dirs off lawn chair in order to sit on it. And I have to race to do anything around here before my husband does it all...otherwise he makes me feel REALLY guilty and lazy (and I think maybe one day he will make me do real work, so once in a while I make bed). I'm like a gorilla, eating bananas all day long and throwing peels while he cleans up after me!

And, Tommy, squirrels should be extra careful in New York City! -- especially with Mrs. Squirrel from behind!

Mr EJ said...

Ai.. Brilliant as always. oh, I'm Erik and I've been looking at your blog for a week or so.

paula said...

I love your squirrel sketch, Tommy! Put me on the list to have you come over and 'squirrel' around our place. I can't seem to get a handle on making order out of our mayhem.

Felicity said...

Tommy, you could be much in demand with the ladies, count me in!! Yun's a lucky lady! Love the illustration, his head and the texture of his fur, really great!

Tommy Kane said...

I think it sounds good on paper but when I start cleaning it can drive anyone out of their minds.

n.l. said...

I just added Paperback Writer...

I dig the squirrel...

lee said...

love your drawings, hey I have my own squirrel at my house, seems to love the same things as you, sometimes he is totally anal but lives to clean, so i think I keep him around awhile.

Tommy Kane said...

There are times we do come in handy.

yun said...

funny how many squirrels are out there.

Tommy Kane said...

I hit the 100 blog link mark. Thanks to all who helped especially Susan Henderson.

Alison said...

Wow, I wish such a squirrell lived in my house. We once found a fresh dead squirrel on the road, not squashed, and took it home for a biology lesson. We were astonished to find they have beautiful internal testicles, like pearls the size of chestnuts with a fine network of red veins like silken threads. And its stomach was full of finely ground nut meat - I think if we had dunked it in molten chocolate, and put it in a chocolate box, someone would have thought it delicious.

Susan said...

Bukeqi.

Like your animals today and the pumped veins on that horse. I should be writing.

Robyn said...

Beautiful squirrel! I hope you will be an inspiration to blokes who think it isn't manly to be neat.