Monday Evening Post

No matter how hard I try….how much I try to fight it– I cannot, for the life of me, avoid bursting into tears during sad/dramatic scenes in movies… so why the heck did I watch Fried Green Tomatoes?
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I remember, a few years back I was just channel surfing and I landed on one of the Pokemon movies playing on Cartoon Network. I had never seen the movie, nor was I really invested in the show, but I happened to land on the channel during an emotional scene. Ash was turned to stone– and all the Pokemon started crying….and so did I…. I wasn’t even on the channel for five minutes– didn’t even know why I was crying– I just burst into tears and continued my channel surf- wondering what the heck just happened!

Anyway, I like to watch movies, shows, documentaries, Ted Talks and YouTube while I draw to help pass the time, so I figured, why not watch Fried Green Tomatoes– it’s a good movie! I love it– and I figured that because I had seen it before, I wouldn’t cry this time around. Wrong! It got to that point in the movie where I just knew it was coming. My whole body tensed, I pressed my lips but I couldn’t fight the quiver– my face turned red just trying to stop my eyes from welling up with tears, but before the scene was over, I was bawling my eyes out, and there’s something about crying that just makes you want to go to sleep right after…so I did.

Woke up the next morning, and one of my eyes was just in pain. Apparently my tears dried and got in my eye. I spent like half a day just trying to stop the irritation– and…I did….only to leave my house for pizza on a windy day and get dust kicked up and blown into my OTHER eye. By this point I was so exhausted, I just went to sleep to ease the irritation in the hopes that I’d wake up in relief. So that’s how my Sunday went, which would explain why there’s no art for me to show for my Monday Evening post. Couldn’t draw because I couldn’t see >_<.

Fortunately I’m all better now! the irritation did subside, though my eyes are still a bit tired. I will give you guys a heads up though for what I had in store to show. Cats! I’m drawing lots of Cats!

Some of you may know Marc-Andre– I drew Oliver and Nubia for him during my 30 day Sketch Challenge. He liked my work and asked if I could do some official artwork for his blog, and I agreed! He also gave me permission to share the works in progress here with you guys! I do have some progress on it, but not enough to show, because of Fried Green Tomatoes, but you can look forward to an update featuring a work in progress of the cats from Katzenworld for Thursday’s Evening Post!

Thanks for reading, till next time, Enjoy!

7 Replies to “Monday Evening Post”

  1. I am the same! I cry for every sad scene in any kind of movie. I am such a softy. I used to watch Pokemon on my sick days in my 20s. Such good times. And I am super excited to hear that you will be drawing cats for your next project. I love Katzenworld! Be warned though. I may be reblogging frequently. 😉

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  2. Ah, nothing like a good cry evoked by a genuine story. The fact that you were to jump into Pokémon: The First Movie and feel the emotions says a lot about your empathy and the great story/characterization/tension.

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