On my way home last night, I met a Canadian woman and her son. They’re staying at a hotel nearby on vacation…
I had heard her chatting with a bus driver on the first leg of the route, but didn’t pay much attention.
Once we were off and waiting for the next bus to leave, I got out my notepad and started doodling. I’d had an idea for a print and wanted to practice drawing the characters. Of course they happened to belong to Disney, my employer.
So I’m sitting at a table, doodling and I see a small figure step closer out of my periphery. The woman’s son was watching me draw.
‘You draw really good.’ He says.
I smiled and thanked him, starting another doodle on the same page. He wandered a few feet away and started talking to his mom about the art. I heard ‘Wreck-It Ralph.’ and ‘Oui.’
He wanders back over, watching again. I sign the paper next to my work, as per usual. People start shuffling towards the bus stop, so I get up, expecting my bus. The boy was looking up at me. I tore out the page with Felix scribbled on it, holding it up.
‘Do you want it?’ I ask.
‘Yes, thank you.’ The boy smiles and shows his mom.
‘Merci.’ She says, smiling at me.
On the second leg of the trip, we sat across from each other and I spoke with his mom about how their first day of vacation was. She tells me her son loves Wreck-It Ralph and how the day was a perfect start to their vacation. How I made the end of the night even better. We talk about their being bookworms and how I was one growing up. They love the Percy Jackson series.
It was a great ending to the night, for me, as well.
I like making people happy. They were both so charming.
Having a reminder once in a while about why I chose to work at Disney is a wonderful thing.
granted I’ll be working six days this week, so I won’t be making much progress quite yet.
Scarlet Witch chibi for whitejohar!
She also ordered a Pietro chibi, which I’ll be posting soon.
excuse me while I make Colt cringe with my business card designs lol
pricing list for commissions
prints 10USD + shipping