We are super excited to introduce a new fixture to our blog here at Morgan Gaynin!
Inspired by some recent business correspondence, we were reminded that so many of our illustrators are not only amazing artists, but also clever writers. A very legitimate business exchange nearly reduced the blogmistress to tears, and after we put our heads together, something clicked – we needed to share these voices with you.
So it is with great enthusiasm that we share our first guest blogger with you. Take it away, Rick Tulka!
“I don’t fly well anymore. By the time I get to the airport, stand in a long, slow-moving line to check in, and strip down with hundreds of other weary travelers at security, I am usually totally stressed out. This, coupled with a claustrophobe’s anxiety of getting on an over-packed plane complete with crying babies and overweight smelly people, well…let’s just say that it has all the makings for a major panic attack!
I’ve changed all of that. Now, I draw on flights. I’ve been doing it for a number of years and it really calms my nerves and passes the time, especially on long overseas flights.
I begin drawing the second I get to my seat. I draw everyone around me. Once in the air and once the service is over, I get up and walk around the cabin, drawing. I stand right in front of sleeping, drooling passengers and draw them. They have no clue. I never doze on planes so I find myself standing at 3 AM in the back galley and drawing the dark view up the aisle. It’s so much fun!
The best part is that the crews love me. They always come over to see what I am doing and get a good laugh. My experience is much better when I can brighten the flight for the crew.
I continue drawing until landing. Before I know it, I’ve reached my destination. However, once I debark I start worrying if my luggage did too!”