Still Kickin’

Day’s Verse:
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:7

I’m still alive! The week in Spokane was fun, the drive back wasn’t awful, and I spent the weekend recuperating. Monday and Tuesday this week at work we’re having a “Staff Revolution.” Everybody has felt for a while that the Bike Alliance has been stagnating and things need to change. This is where we build the groundwork for that change. We created a draft vision and a set of goals that really inspire and excite me — something I’ve not felt here before. By the end of the meeting yesterday, most of the other staff felt the same way. With a vision and goals like that, I could see staying with the Bike Alliance for a long time.

During the meeting, I doodled. Doodling doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention; during meetings, I either take copious notes (that I never look at again) or doodle, and that helps me listen. It works. Anyway, an all-day meeting means more flying cow pictures.

I drew the first one with this in mind:

It’s a fairly famous advertisement from around 1905, and most bicyclists have seen it at some point. Here’s my doodle. I just wish I could’ve added color to it.
Gladiator Cycles Flying Cow

And here are the rest of my doodles.
Flying Cow Silhouette
I like how the shadows turned out in this one so you can see it looks kind of like a sunrise or sunset.

Flying Cow Grace

Flying Cow Day/Night
Today I think I’ll play around more with the style of the last one. I like the inside/outside the border aspect of that doodle.