Monday, August 20, 2007

Biking down the shore

I think this is the last of the shore-vacation ink & watercolors. I was lamenting having to wear a helmet down the shore. Riding bikes at the shore since I was young was about freedom. Now that freedom is tainted because we need to set examples for the kids.

I've had my share of bike accidents through the years and it's mostly been elbows, knees and ribs that have taken the brunt of the road or trail. You never know when your head is next and as long as the kids are young and around I suppose I'll keep wearing one.

There may be a window of opportunity between the kids being grown and the grandkids that I can taste full freedom again.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've felt the same way, but my thrilling "run-over-the-dog" near-accident which you so expertly depicted in an illustration has sparked me to wear my helmet more often. --BP McG

http://www.mcglinch.com/blog/labels/dog.html

8/21/2007 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger V.K. said...

yes yes yes on all the text,

the picture is really really great. The posture, weight and volume of the figure/you, perspective, fade-out, shirt wrinkle, backside untucked and a bit of the wind action - big head, big helmet. A winner. Nice job.

8/31/2007 02:54:00 AM  
Blogger mcglinch said...

Thanks, VK!

8/31/2007 07:58:00 AM  

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