Friday, June 10, 2005

Illustration Friday 'Summer'



Hello again ! As you can see, I decided to go with the crutch of humor once again. And I think this piece also will strike a chord with many people out there who suffer from 'Summer' allergies. Just think back-

Remember when your nose just wouldn't stop draining and the constant nasal mucous discharge made all food taste funny, made you sniff and snort every 30 seconds, and made you sound like you had a clothes-pin clamping your nose ?
And what was your solution ?
Yeah, you twisted up a kleenex and inserted it into the offending nostril to block both incoming pollen and dust, as well as halting any liquid rivers.

Make funny faces if you must, but the 'yuck' factor is justified today. Many of you suffer this malady, and I'm just airing out the dirty laundry. I've had outpatient surgery for a deviated septum (sinus allergy) many years back, so this is a distant memory.
You know who you are...

:-)

54 Comments:

At 9:27 AM, Blogger isay said...

great illo steve! my husband have hay fever nowadays and i am beginning to sneeze a lot, too after working so hard in the garden yesterday, and seeing those unwanted plants(that have grown so high for the last few days)and tried pulling it that all the dusty soil came to my face and maybe inside my nose....yukkkk insects crawling inside my nose????......

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger steve said...

I feel for ya, Isay. I felt like crap back then, constantly sneezing and always stuffed up.
Here, have a kleenex...
:-)

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Bertha said...

I would like to know just where you found this picture of me?? Ha! Sadly, that's just what I feel like from May to September...good choice!

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hi Bertha ! Hope your poor nose can last through the non-winter months. It's still spring, and summer starts on the 21st.
Today is only the 10th !

Be strong !

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

hehe this is funny. thinking of joining the illo friday myself.. hmm..but im not good. lol. so much great talent you guys have!

 
At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabulous! As usual!

Jennifer

http://www.vintagebybuttons.com/

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

And here I thought there was a flower growing out of his nose!

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger JacqueLynn said...

Steve I LOVE this! It hits the mark instantly. Love the detail of the water faucet, too. But what the @#$% do you mean the "crutch of humor"! What do you mean CRUTCH? Humor IS the thing, humor is the CHI, and I'm talking life force here not that weak crappy tea that the foofoo coffee shops sell. Humor is the goal and you hit it big time. Really Great illo! Best Regards, Jacque

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger steve said...

What do ya mean Atomicvelvetsigh ? I suck compared to some artists here. That doesn't mean that I can't belly up to the cartoon bar and strut my stuff. I'll hike up my cocktail dress and sashay in my pumps. Some of my art bombs, some of it makes a splash.
If I can do it, so can you. See YOU at illustration friday NEXT week !

BTW, does this make my butt look big...
:-D

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hey Jennifer, don't forget...you're fabulous too!
That's right, FAB !

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger steve said...

Holy Tony ! It's Tony ! Be carful not to get too close T. That kleenex flower is a SQUIRTING kleenex flower...
:-D

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger steve said...

Please don't yell, Jacquelynn ! You can spank me, but no yelling.
OK, maybe a lil' yelling.
But no shouting!

As for the humor thang. I need humor too. It's vital ! But I need to also do non-humorous art. Just ta balance thangs out.
Glad you liked the booger joke...
:-P

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger chacha said...

very clever :) im sure weve all had the summer allergies one day or another. i know i have and man do i feel like that kid with the snot rag hangin out of his nose!! hehe :)

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger steve said...

Welcome to th' club, Chacha ! This is the hayfever hoedown and you can make yerself right at home. Sit a spell, and be miserable in good company.
Oooops!
Looks like gold, but it's s'not...
:-D

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great illo, though it makes my nose itch.

violetismycolor

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger steve said...

That must be my Subliminal powers of post Hypnotic suggestion, Violetismycolor. Now, nothing up my sleeve...PRESTO !
ROOOOOAR !
No doubt about, I gotta get a new hat...

 
At 8:40 PM, Anonymous janey said...

Ok, Love the faucet and the sneakers are cool and let's bypass the tissue thing there. I'm allergic to everything including my three cats. Looking at this guy just makes my eyes itch and I think I'm starting to sniffle alittle. See, your drawing has an effect on people.

 
At 8:53 PM, Blogger steve said...

I'll get you a tissue, Janey! I didn't know my art had such an impact on you. Yeah, I rilly like how those sneakers turned out too.
I hear there's another hurricane coming, be safe, Janey !

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Boy, this hits home. I just wrote a blog about my allergies...all I can say is THANK THE SCIENTIFIC GODS FOR CLARITIN-D!

 
At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

aw, all you poor kids! the genetic fairy godmother saved all the allergies and asthma etc for my younger sister, i got off lucky. and jaquelynn's right steve, cuz laughter makes you live longer and healthier and i'm hoping that it'll someday get my figure back! hee hee...it ran away:D
cheers,
kerry

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger steve said...

Many of us are current or past allergy sufferers, Emily. Glad you have Claritin-D to help you!

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger steve said...

Laughter IS the best medicine, Kerry! Well, that and dark chocolate. I think your figure just ran past me, shouldn't it be wearing clothes ?
Oh, my !

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Hhheheeheeeee. Just taking your advice Steve. Love the snot, always funny:)

 
At 12:25 AM, Anonymous James Mathias said...

sweet drawing steve.

you need to get off blogger. crap software.

give me a shout i'll hook you up with something better.

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Aravis said...

This would be me in the Spring. Here I was selfishly pleased that Spring has passed and Summer is here at last, never thinking of Summer allergy people. Shame on me!

But great (and accurate!) illustration. :0)

 
At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah, now that it's been set free you'll see it streaking brit footie fields, protesting fur, on the beaches of ibetha passed out from too many margs...NUDIES FOREVER :D
cheers,
kerry

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Hey Steve,I think you hit the Jack Pot!

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger steve said...

Isn't snot amazing, Anonymous! It's stickier than glue and cheaper than dirt.
Glad I gave a a chuckle!
:-)

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger steve said...

You gots my attention, James. I'll chat with ya later...

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger steve said...

No shame necessary, Avarisarwen. Everybody suffers from something, somewhere along the line.
:-)

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger steve said...

Nudies Forever ! Well, are you sure that would be a good thing, Kerry ?
OK, maybe we'll give it a try...
:-O

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger steve said...

Howdy-do Joe ! Yeah, a lotta people seem to relate to this lil' idea o' mine. You could say 'the snot has hit the fan'!
:-D

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course it would be a GREAT thing! in moderation of course! just as long you do it in style:) wouldn't take you for a prude steve! hee hee....
cheers
kerry

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger FourDots said...

i loooooove it, it's hilarious and i'm happy to say i can't relate to the feeling but if it makes you feel better i'll take off my shoes and run along the shore with you ;)

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger steve said...

Don't worry about me, Kerry. I'm no prude (I'm too much of a deviant to be called that). I'm just wondering where I'll keep my keys and wallet...
;-)

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

My nickname for my poor sister Pam was "barksniff&grunt". The poor kid. But she kept me up all night!

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger steve said...

Ok everybody, Guisi and I will be barefoot in the surf. Hold all calls.
WHEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger steve said...

Sorry your sister kept you awake, Carolyn. I'm sure she didn't do it on purpose. I hope she is feeling better these days!

 
At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Rabia said...

Oh poor little guy.. It is not funny to him as it is for us, isnt it?

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

In regards to your question about keys and a wallet, stick to frolicking with Guisi the answer involves handiwipes.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger steve said...

Don't worry, Rabia. He'll look back and laugh about it years from now...

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger steve said...

Come join us, Anonymous! We'll all hold hands and have races with the seagulls. Mmmmmm. Cookouts on the beach and the roar o' the waves! Hey, look ! A conch shell!
:-)

 
At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yuck factor aside, your drawing is excellant. Great lines.

Pat
just pat

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger steve said...

It was yucky, but necessary, Pat. Someone has to deal with these subjects.

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's winter where I am, perhaps I could borrow this guy as blower vac to suck up the fallen leaves in my yard. I don't know where you get these ideas from.

Detlef
http://www.detlefjumpertz.com

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger steve said...

LOL ! Ok, you can borrow him for leaf duty, Detlef. But you gotta empty out the leaves before you can return him.

 
At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a great interpretation! i don't suffer from allergies so this completely spaced this.

very cool!

erika
http://www.five3.com

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger steve said...

Thanx for the compliment, Erika! I'll bet many of the people here would luv to share their allergy with you if you ask nicely...
:-D

 
At 1:16 AM, Anonymous Miss Daze said...

heeeeahhehehahhaaaaaa

I'm going through this right now, and always it seems.

hehehhahhhhaaaa

So, this is a self-portrait of your childhood?

Excellent illustration, Steve, always excellent.

 
At 1:24 AM, Anonymous Miss Daze said...

heeeeahhehehahhaaaaaa

I'm going through this right now, and always it seems.

hehehhahhhhaaaa

So, this is a self-portrait of your childhood?

Excellent illustration, Steve, always excellent.

 
At 3:19 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

I wanted to be number 50 Miss Daze :( Steve, when you wake up, Miss Daze posted twice ... not fair! WAKEUP STEVE Miss Daze needs some luv and I want to be number 50! Readers, if you are awake please visit Miss Daze, she has an amazing new website go see!

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger steve said...

Welcome back Miss Daze ! We missed you !
Yeah, I suffered the old allergy routine. Sinus headaches and stuffiness.
Hope your allergy goes away soon!
:-)

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger steve said...

Hmmm. I always thought that being 21 is much better than being 50. I wish I were 21 again.
I'll assume that you are 21, Anonymous. That'll make things easier.
You must be the reason I woke up at 3:19 this morning. You've gotta be clearer when you give me psychic commands! I'm usually in the Dreamlands doing buisiness in Ulthar around that time. The Great Library there is pretty big, and I still gotta find the right places for 18 books.

See ya at Belle Jest !

 
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