Thursday, September 11, 2008

is that a raccoon in your hair?

I made a trip to the drivers license office earlier this week to get a new license with my new name (Suzanne Cabrera, for those of you wondering). Talk about a space void of inspiration... Eeeek. Being in spaces like this I think back to my trip to Venice where every space is beautiful...I wonder what the drivers license offices are like there?

To make this experience worse, my license photo is...well..uh...interesting.Speaking of raccoons, while adding a title to this post spell check alerted me that "raccoon" has two "c's"...too bad my sketchbook doesn't have spell check as well.

14 comments:

Sandy said...

What a FUN post, I can relate on all levels here, I think spell check should be implanted in my brain ;-)I don'e know what happened, I used to be an excellent speller!!?

Teresa R said...

Maybe you can talk the drivers license office into exhibiting artwork of local artists? That's be so cool, and make the place look 100xs better!

Those double c words throw me for a loop. I always have to pause before typing broccoli.

no way said...

Remember to update your passport as well-mail it in and they'll update it and send it back. I share this due to a near-tragic incident that occurred when I was trying to leave the country shortly after I got married-eek!

(You have the same birthday as my best girlfriend, only we're three years older than you, youngster!)

Karen Blados said...

All I can say is I'm glad I'm not the only one. Check out my "oops" — which spell check wouldn't have caught.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/karenblados/2847336259/

I've been loving seeing your sketches again.

suzanne said...

Thanks for all your good ideas...from artwork exhibitions to passports...I need all the help I can get!

dintoons said...

love the license ID sketch, it's amazing how the simplest and most mundane of things can be "a work of art" when sketched out, esp with the lovely talent that you possess... thanx for the inspiration suzanne!!

Robertson Studios said...

How long does it take you to do something like the drivers licence sketch?

ksklein said...

i had fun reading this post. :) and i am fascinated by your bicycle sketch.

Starr said...

I am fascinated with your blog. I love all of your work. Congratulations on your wedding(a little late, but this is my first vistit). Thanks you for your comments and encouragement. I am bookmarking you:-)!

Linda Blondheim said...

I love your sketches.
Linda
http://lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

wagonized said...

How cool! First of all, you captured the dreary surroundings of a Motor Vehicle Agency very well! And secondly, i too have to do the same -- meaning getting the name changed, and all that good stuff.
Raccoon's nest -- hehehe.

suzanne said...

Michelle- This drivers license sketch took between 10 and 15 minutes plus another 10 to get it scanned, cleaned up and color added in photoshop. I find that I can do things a heck of a lot faster when all I have to please is myself and not a client :)

Robertson Studios said...

wow you're fast! That;s very cool

harrybell said...

Thought you might be interested to know that the Concise Oxford English Dictionary prefers "racoon" to "raccoon." Nice blog.