Welcome to November and the start of another doodlewash adventure. First, I’m trying to get over my fear of drawing people and second, it’s National Author’s Day. This is supposed to be a doodlewash of my favorite author, Oscar Wilde, but I’m not sure I got the likeness right. To me he looks more like John Travolta playing Oscar Wilde, which is something I can’t even wrap my head around.
So what’s the tour for November? Well, I had no idea when I woke up this morning, but stumbled across a National Day Calendar and decided I would spend November doodlewashing and telling stories inspired by whatever day pops up. It’s been fun to both write a bit as well as doodlewash, so I was happy the first one was Author’s Day. And Oscar Wilde is hands down my favorite.
He came to mind recently when Philippe and I skipped a fancy anniversary dinner last night in order to go clothes shopping instead. We chose Marshall’s because paying full price for anything makes Philippe break out in hives. I had neglected to shave my face for a few days and when I looked in the mirror while trying on a sweater I was appalled.
I know beards are in, but mine comes in with so much white that each day I let it lapse is another year added to my age. I had nearly let it go a week so I had a perfectly terrifying Dorian Gray moment when I looked in the mirror at the store. Oscar Wilde suddenly leaped into my head saying, “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take up exercise, get up early, or be respectable.” So I just shaved when I got home and everything was fine.
This will be the shortest post ever since I don’t want to be divorced and it’s still my anniversary. So stay tuned as we officially begin this ludicrous journey tomorrow. Oh, by the way, for this tour, I switched to a new larger Moleskine that’s 5 x 8.25″ for no particular reason other than to mix things up. That’s it for now, and yes, I do realize that Oscar Wilde had the best line this time, but as he says, “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”