Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contagious III

"Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry and you cry alone."

People don't really smile as much as they used to. We can blame it on any number of things: the failing economy, the lack of anything to smile about, the fear that someone you smile at might just be an axe murderer... But in an attempt to do something different, I've been smiling at anyone who crosses my path. It not only feels great for me (a cross between silly and utterly light-hearted) but I've had a few favourable responses.

So maybe spreading the flu is 'natural' and yawning is contagious in its own strange way. But if there is anything I wish to pass around like wild fire, it's a smile. Go on...smile with me.


  1. Lovely drawings. The world would surely be a better place if we all smiled at each other. I will definately give it a shot. Thanks for reminding us about the little wonderful gestures that we take for granted.

  2. Very nice, a really great interpretation for the week subject.
    Congratulations and regards!

    Rui Sousa

  3. I think that smiling at everyone is a great idea. I'm a teacher, and make it a point to smile at all my students when I encounter them in the halls. They NEED smiles.