Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 20: Draw Something 'Dad'.

What could I draw that's more 'Dad' than Dad.  This is from a photo taken of him, well into his 70's, racing in the Master's Series.  If you read the text (and look closely at the photo) you'll know why this was his last moment ever in a racecourse.

He's 86 now.  No longer ski racing, but still the same guy on the inside.  When he was sick in the hospital last year with a heart condition, I wanted to print a t-shirt with a picture of him, young and sooo handsome, that read "Treat me like I still look like this".

He's still as charming as ever, though.  Just ask the ladies in the drugstore downstairs from their apartment.  That's his current slalom course, making it through the labyrinth of doors from the lobby to the shops on the ground floor on his scooter.  I get lost in there myself if I'm not paying attention.

Thanks for the good genes Dad.

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

This is wonderful...the picture and the story. I didn't think "uh-oh, the artist got the pole wrong"...I thought, "uh-oh, dude's about to have a spectacular fall"...

Sketchalina said...

Spectacular it was.

alissa4102 said...

Commented on flickr, but just read the rest of the info here. Yes - get that T-shirt made !

Anita Davies said...

WOW!...What a guy! Great spread.

travelingsuep said...

Your dad is amazing- skiing at such an age. I wish we could put signs up to say they are the same person inside.

Great painting, thanks for sharing it.