Monday, December 26, 2011

The Patron Saint of Flexibility

My daughter knows me so well. My Christmas gift from her this year was a page from an 1883 dictionary with a transparent image of Gumby and Pokey printed across the center of the page. Gumby has long led my cartoon cadre of patron saints, reminding me to be flexible in all things. In addition to Gumby, in my studio I keep a figure of Felix the Cat, who reminds me to be resourceful, and Rafiki who reminds me to be wise. I've been looking for a Mighty Mouse action figure to remind me that small people can do mighty things, and Sponge Bob Square Pants, to remind me to be childlike.

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