A neglectful artist (NA), a woman, walks into her studio to work on some real “art work” for a change, taking a break from ‘digital’. As she tries to organize her studio, she gets side-tracked, as usual, and spots some long lost “friends” in her old cabinets.
NEGLECTFUL ARTIST (NA): What is this? Can these be my old comping markers?
DESIGN MARKERS (DM): Yes… it is us… all of us… you left to rot in the dark recesses of these drawers!!
NA: [whispers] Oh my God… [Then a little louder] Oh my GOD. What have I done…
DM: We thought you didn’t care.
NA: I DO! I have missed you all. Do you still work? Do you still [gulp] smell the wonderful way you did years ago? [Looks around to make sure she is alone, cracks open top of marker and takes a whiff]
DM: Getting a little personal, aren’t we? Why don’t you go find some paper and try us out?
NA: YES! YES! Paper! [Very excited she pulls out all the DMs and looks frantically for paper] Two closets later… she finds it.
LAYOUT PAPER (LP): [seriously]. Well… that took long enough! Why don’t you try us out and see if we still hold ink?
NA: [still looking for supplies] HA… HA! [More come out of the closet]
LP: Come on! Let’s get some color on these pages!
NA: OHMYGOD! OHMYGOD! OOOOOHHHHH! MY PAINTS! MY CONTE CRAYONS! MY CHAMOIS [not to be confused with SHAMWOW] and my old LETRASET RUB DOWN TYPE!
LP: Well, what are you waiting for?
DM: YES… hurry up and get busy!
CONTE CRAYONS: Us first… and don’t forget the Chamois!
LETRASET: Use us! Use us! Multi-media is best! Pleeeaaaaaassssseeeee!
[NA grabs all her “friends” close to her and runs to her easel and drafting board with a big smile on her face.]
FRIENDS: What will you do first?? Hurry, hurry, it has been soooooo long!
NA: I don’t know! I ONLY HAVE THIS WEEKEND!
FRIENDS: [short silence] We certainly hope not. Maybe you should think of this as the FIRST TIME YOU BEGIN!
[NA starts whistling as the worries of the day fade away and creativity springs back into her studio].