Day 7 was to draw your favorite word.
I’m not sure I have a favorite word. I can’t think of any words where the word itself amuses me, titillates me, captivates me, impresses me… not a one. However, I could think of a few where the idea behind the word captures my interest. So instead of my favorite word, I am drawing my favorite idea, or concept.
One thing I love, to the confusion and chagrin of my wife on occasion, is absurdity (my word = absurd). Specifically, absurdist humor. You could call it ‘non sequitur’ or ‘surrealist’ humor if you want. Things that are funny because they don’t make much sense and are therefore completely unexpected.
How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A shining example of absurdist humor is, of course, Douglas Adams, author of the “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” series of books. So it is to those books that I went for my inspiration for today’s drawing, which is based on a short excerpt from the book, which I’ve added as a caption to the drawing.
Another quote I considered using from the books was “It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes”, and I also considered “I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons”. But the petunias won out.
Hope you enjoyed this one; I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s drawing!