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Friday, April 14, 2006


Karen spotted her true love on the other side of the room.

This is my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is spotted. "Spotted" was drawn on the back of a business card, then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

When did you first spot your true love? Would you like to leave some love for me?

P.S. Thanks to all of you for leaving some love on my post "Sock Monkey's Paw" and helping make my wish come true.


  • interesting and conceptual

    By Blogger Junior Polanck, at 12:56  

  • yep spit balls will leave spots nice idea and drwg

    By Blogger michael dailey, at 13:06  

  • lol very funny.

    By Anonymous Pati @-;--, at 13:06  

  • I saw my true love when he came in for a job interview, he was put on my project and 1 year later we were married... going on 5 years now... no spit wads were involved.


    By Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud, at 13:20  

  • I 'love' your stuff! That monkey sock is a hoot! Only you......

    By Blogger Teri C, at 13:36  

  • this is funny! poor guy!

    i am not sure if i can still find my true love! i am giving up!

    i have left a message on that post a long time ago!

    By Blogger isay, at 13:44  

  • this is perfect for the theme! I found my true love one night on New Years Eve and we have been together ever since!Love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 14:05  

  • Good one!
    I found my true love 43 years ago. I was struck in the heart and the wound never healed.


    By Blogger scarecrow, at 14:32  

  • You do make us laugh. Great stuff!

    By Blogger JO, at 15:17  

  • Dang dude, now that looks like a guerilla dating tactic.

    Other's would be dropping a GI Joe into a chick's cocktail.

    or a condom..Giuess it depends on your level of confidence...or their drunkeness.


    By Blogger The Original Dangster, at 15:48  

  • haha! cool! why on a business card? hmmm...

    haven't seen my true love yet I'm too young! hihi ^_^ {{huggss}}

    By Anonymous irvine, at 15:50  

  • what a cool twist of theme! haa! and funny too

    well met my true love through music and each day we discover new things together, which makes us more fond and inlove with each other *sigh*


    By Blogger atomicvelvetsigh, at 15:55  

  • Ha, ha very fun!

    By Blogger Natura, at 15:57  

  • poor man - yes, love can be hard..
    I met my eks in a little black vw, a wheel fell off and the rest is secret - hugs from Denmark

    By Blogger georg, at 16:05  

  • I first spotted my true love in a bank parking lot...he was a pedestrian and I a driver.
    When my passenger friend said she knew him I skipped the drive thru and parked the car for fate:)


    By Blogger Joy Eliz, at 16:06  

  • I was in a revolving door that wasn't moving, he saw me, I saw him, he made the evil revolving door move somehow, I thought it was magic, I married him, okey, so i'm not the brightest lightbulb. Spitballs would have been a nice added feature, considering how goofey the situation was anyway. Love your moustache and the LOL illo!

    By Blogger HARDWAX, at 16:18  

  • i feel so sorry for that little fellow hahah

    you're something!

    good illou dear,

    H e l e n a

    By Blogger ragazzahelena, at 18:17  

  • I spotted my true love but he didn't spot me. A pox on him for that! (Chicken pox are spotted.)

    LOVE this. Very funny.

    By Blogger andrea, at 19:09  

  • Sick but kind of funny. I met my true love on a ferry, we've been together ever since. I see your sock monkey wish did come true. take it easy with that will you?

    By Anonymous Kaya, at 20:50  

  • I spotted my true love in college while working at Dennys. He bartender, me waitress...I know so sad and typical. What is NOT though is that it has been 15 years now. So there, much love to you and your illo and this little love fest going on in the comments.
    Well done indeed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22:06  

  • LOL, Unknown, she really --spotted-- him. I spotted mine at the seaside watching a boat that was sinking.

    By Anonymous Paula, at 22:25  

  • Love it.
    I met my wife when we worked at Hardee's on the Indiana Turnpike. She was an assitant manager - I was a crew leader. We talked one night in the parking lot until dawn broke. I thought "hmmmm...this might be something". We will be married 19 yrs this June.


    By Blogger IdiotHead, at 23:58  

  • junior polanck: Thanks.

    fuzhen: :-)

    pati@-;--: Thanks.

    princess pepper cloud: Nice. Do you still work together? :-)

    teri c: Thanks Love.

    isay: Heh, heh. Thanks.
    Giving up the search for true love is the best thing you can do, because then it falls in your lap.

    valgalart: Thanks.
    New Year's Eve! How romantic.

    scarecrow: The best kind of scar. :-)

    jo: Aww... (blush) Thanks.

    the original dangster: Hmm... I think the GI Joe would work the best. Is that the one with the Kung Fu grip?

    irvine: Thanks. Well, it was a business card because Gorky was asleep upstairs, where I keep my art stuff, and I didn't want to wake her up. A business card was the only thing I could find to draw on. It was actually only supposed to be a preliminary sketch but I liked it so much I decided not to redo it.
    Look out, true love will get you when you least expect it.

    atomicvelvetsigh: Thanks.
    Sweet. I met my true love when we were in the musical "Hair" together.

    natura: :-)

    georg: A secret! How mysterious. :-)

    joy eliz: Heh, heh. Cool. I like stories about people taking fate by the balls.

    hardwax: How magical!
    Hey, it's not my moustache. I do not look like DR. Phil and thanks. :-)

    ragazzahelena: Don't feel sorry for the little fellow he knows the things we must sometimes endure for true love. :-)

    andrea: Heh, heh. You should have heaved a brick at your true love. That usually gets their attention. :-)

    kaya: Aww... What's true love without a little saliva?
    On a ferry! How romantic. You met at sea.
    I still need 19 unique Lovers to comment before my wish comes true.

    andrea: Aww... Do you go to Dennys on your anniversary? :-)
    Quite a crazy love fest isn't it?

    paula: Good for you two, bad for the people on the boat. :-)

    idiothead: Aww... How sweet. Do you still think there might be something to it? :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 00:29  

  • always a good bad laugh here!

    By Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques, at 01:00  

  • Great idea! I first spotted my true love lurking outside Angel tube station in London, twas a good sign indeed. love.

    By Blogger the heartful blogger, at 02:47  

  • Ha-ha that's a way to get spotted. The object seems to be all cool about the spotting though. I spotted my first true love while having a ski jumping contest with the neighbour's boys. When I fell down, one of them came to comfort me and there he was, my first true love. I just heard 2 months ago, he also had fallen in love with me. We never got to be a couple, but that doesn't bother me.

    By Blogger Katili, at 02:57  

  • EWWWW! GROSS!!! Spitballs on the face!

    Very funny, as usual. It's been 10 years for Cathie and I. We met through a blind date. The couple that introduced us is no longer together, but he have weathered the years and are very happy together. Best friends, even.

    Much love!

    By Blogger Lou, at 06:33  

  • hilarious!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07:54  

  • just as effective - but much less painful - than cupid's arrow.


    By Blogger kg, at 08:55  

  • Ha ha very funny pic!! Poor guy though :D

    By Blogger kate, at 09:19  

  • Poor guy - the things you have to do for love!

    By Blogger Sweet Pea, at 09:56  

  • Heehee. This makes me think of times when you're a kid and instead of acting all cute and coy, you choose to bug the hell out of the person you like to get his attention. ^_^

    By Blogger Lynn, at 11:36  

  • tongue in cheek antiques: Har! Thanks. :-)

    tammy hanna: Good Omens! :-)

    katili: Wow! You're a good sport.

    lou: Thanks.
    Wow! A blind date that worked out. You don't hear that story very often :-)

    mikepflaumart: :-)

    kg: Heh, heh. Good point.

    kate: Thanks.
    He's into it. :-)

    sweet pea: Heh, heh. Yeah but, he found his true love.

    lynn: Yeah. Err... are you supposed to outgrow that? Whoops. (blush)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 12:47  

  • Hé hé!! It's very funny:)))

    By Blogger littlekika, at 14:11  

  • littlekika: :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 15:31  

  • Too funny! I spotted my true love at an open familt dinner. *cackle*

    Much Love!

    By Blogger Whimspiration, at 19:13  

  • Doesn't "Pooh" come out the other end? Oh wait, people do talk a lot of sh....anyway, interesting & funny illo.

    By Blogger Trevor Pitt, at 19:14  

  • lolololololol love it!

    By Blogger Webgrl, at 19:37  

  • This one is very funny! I like it!!

    By Anonymous Roesje, at 20:37  

  • I love it! I think when I was in school I also expressed my love in this way...not much has changed! Great illo!

    By Blogger Rectite23, at 20:37  

  • Pooh?
    Love... :)

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 21:06  

  • This is fabbity, I snorted aloud (which is complimentary - both free, and it means good/bodes well). No true love, I shan't give up and from now on I will carry a straw and plenty of spit-ball material with me for when I do meet the TL.

    By Blogger V.K., at 21:53  

  • Oh that's so touching. I don't know if I can tell when I spot my true love:-).

    By the way, Angus must be a very patient dog. He looks cute with all that Easter outfit, but I don't know how he feels inside:-).

    By Blogger miragee, at 04:55  

  • Oh ouch that looks like its gotta hurt.
    Or was she trying to get his attention?
    Fun fun illo

    By Blogger Toni, at 06:43  

  • When playful wrestling between the male and female humans is spotted - this is the first sure ritual sign that they wanna be an item. The jury, however, is still out on the significance of 'spit-balling' behavior- anthropologists around the world have been arguing over its significance for decades since first discovering this behavior in Hackensack, NJ. Some say it's connected to a time when some tribes of humans hunted with poison darts, and is a sign that one or the other or both of the animals are actually not interested in mating with the other. Others say it's just like playful wrestling. Others than the others say...---Well---- I can't think of anything- and you're probably tired of reading this.
    Love the illustration and idea- especially the "sigh" part.

    By Blogger AndyDoodler, at 07:24  

  • well, i'll ask my sweet heart to spot me!
    funny illo!

    By Anonymous aynaku, at 08:46  

  • illo!!...that poor guy! I spotted my true love in a chatroom on AOL...we met on the Internet in 1993. We have been happily married since 1996! :)

    By Blogger TXArtcGal, at 16:47  

  • Ha-ha, great picture. It has a " Gary Larson " feel to it, wasnt he the greatest? love

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09:14  

  • Just so it doesnt bug you, anonymous up above, was really me.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 09:15  

  • Delightful! Love the moustachioed sighing man.

    By Blogger Dan, at 11:28  

  • whimspiration: *cackle*? Is that a good thing?

    trevor pitt: Hmm... "pooh" is also a fat annoying bear and the sound a spit ball makes when it leaves you McD's style straw. If you don't believe me try it for yourself.

    webgrl: :-) Thanks.

    roesje: Wee Hee! Thanks.

    rectite23: Heh, heh. Me too, excpt the wrestling is sexier now. :-p

    merlinprincesse: "pooh" is a sound effect.

    aimhleas: Ha! Thanks and I think that is a fabulous idea! :-)

    miragee: Thanks.
    I know that Angus is surrounded by a ton of love so I'm sure he feels pretty good inside and I just found out my brother got a Chiuaua (Not sure how to spell that one.), so now, Angus has a doggie friend.

    toni kelly: No pain, no gain. :-)

    andydoodler: Eek! A philosophy major. :-)

    aynaku: Heh, heh. Thanks.

    txartcgal: Thanks.
    Wait a second, the internet 1993? Did they even have a web back then? :-)

    anonymous aka cocos: He was. :-)

    cocos: Thanks. I'm a little nuts already. :-p

    dan: Hee, hee. Thanks.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 16:52  

  • This looks like some odd, but strangely satisfying, mating ritual, the "Spot and Mark" first move. She spots him and marks him, thereby insuring that no one else will take him since he's covered with her spitballs. Nice! You gotta love her approach! My true love first spotted me, then I spotted him, and finally we spotted each other...and now we're living happily ever after in our own little spot on our own little planet:>

    By Blogger carla, at 17:17  

  • Karen's true love is a patient man, but you can see in his eyes that her target practice is wearing thin. I like his polka dot tie, too. Peace and love to you.

    Sorry about the above deletion, but I had an unfortunate typo.

    By Blogger Twisselman, at 19:57  

  • Isn't it the guys who are supposed to be shooting spitwads? I am strangely uncomfortable with this drawing! ;>)

    By Blogger Robert McLaughlin, at 21:11  

  • It is remarkable, really… only true love would let you do things like spot him/her with spit wads, duct taping him/her to a wall or convince them to do polka on a tight rope blindfolded. Excellent illo. Much love. While we are at it -- there is love for Gorky, as well as Easter Angus.

    By Blogger albina, at 23:01  

  • carla: Whaa Ha! You always have the best explanations for my drawings! :-)

    twisselman: Ha! Thanks and no sweat.

    robert mclaughlin: Heh, heh. You sound old schol. :-)

    albina: Indeed. Duct tape? Wzh...?
    Funny. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 23:28  

  • Spotty grotty!

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 02:47  

  • Cool illustration! Shot him down! SHOT HIM DOWN I say!!

    By Anonymous Francoise, at 03:56  

  • you never cease to make me laugh...keepit up <333

    By Blogger thesecondnun, at 06:12  

  • Cool!:-D

    By Blogger buep, at 09:30  

  • detlef: :-)

    francoise: Yeah! Hell Yeah!

    thesecondnun: Aww... (blush) :-)

    ccilia g: Thanks! :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 10:21  

  • Wacky and off-the-wall, as usual. Fun stuff.

    By Blogger Bron Smith, at 21:35  

  • I fell in love with the first boy that kissed me. I was almost 16.



    By Blogger Catnapping, at 22:11  

  • Funny and gross - an artistic triumph!


    By Blogger MjM, at 12:31  

  • Hard for her to have missed! Seems like a patient guy. A match made in heaven, non? Love

    By Blogger Holly, at 13:32  

  • bron smith: Thanks.

    catnapping: Sweet. :-)
    I didn't kiss a girl until I was 18. I'm a late bloomer. :-p

    mjm: Ha! Just what I was going for! ;-)

    holly: Heh, heh. You're right.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 15:01  

  • Hmmm, spotted a luv... one in the high school gym, another in the college gym, hmm that one at the basketball game... oh, dear... I see a trend! Thanks for the therapy.

    Lotsa luv to U luv!

    The Tart

    BTW bring your honey and zoom over to my bloggy to see the movie at the drive-in. U might be spotted there!

    By Blogger The Tart, at 21:01  

  • je,je, very good, and funny!

    By Blogger Lu***, at 03:17  

  • Love the *sigh*
    so longsuffering.

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 16:17  

  • jocelyn: Oh my! I hope I'm in your line of sight someday.
    I went there with my love and we made out. :-)

    lu***: :-) Thanks.

    jaimie: heh, heh. Yeah. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 17:27  

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