Friday, September 28, 2007
It was a bit of a cartoon week
I met another Illustration Friday artist. This time around it was Doodlestreet! What fun! She is an incredible cartoonist and is such an extremely warm and endearing person.
She and her wonderful friend, Annie were up in my neighborhood and dropped by my house for a visit.
I gave them a tour around my town including taking her to the home her mother lived in as a baby under a mile away! And how could I resist taking them by another cartoonist's studio?
Yup. A quick sneak peek of Charles Schulz's former studio where he drew his lovely comic strip Peanuts. After all, Doodlestreet is a cartoonist. The gate was open and pulling in to the entrance just outside the gate, I asked, "Ya wanna chance it?"
I reminded them of the last time I was there. A friend and I were locked inside the gate for hours in the dark and cold.
"Sure!" they said. Because, really. Who would have believed it would happen a second time around?
So we drove in, did a quick jaunt around the parking lot and driveway and as we turned to make our exit, I could not believe my eyes. The door had closed shut. Again! Locking us back inside! We were trapped! And hungry. And it was growing dark.
Fortunately, because of the many Snoopy statues that once adorned the streets of Santa Rosa were on view at the softball field by the Charles Schulz Museum, we managed to find our way down there to find a very kind security guard who left his post to rescue us.
Thank you Pam and Annie for our meet-up and for the fun time together. I am wishing you a safe trip home.