Caroline, what a heart-warming post! I know you said drawing cars was a challenge, but I think you did such a great job on them. I also like your perspectives (for instance the one of you leafing through the Finnish-Burmese dictionary). Oh, and I love the “Dump Nixon” sign! Your illustrations always lift my spirits! This one should be used for marketing purposes (with a big discount on future car repairs for you!)! You make me want to go to Phoenix Auto Repair from now on. It sounds like the best place ever!!!
Thanks for your nice comments. I’m glad you noticed some of the details. Sometimes I think I’m going too far.
Yeah! I love it, what a wonderful story. You captured the grey industrial park imagery, and the warm environs once inside the shop, very nicely. DB
David, thanks for your kind comments. Your artist’s hand is on the buildings in the industrial park!
Oh this is grand, and the perspective worked out just fine. I love the story too, and I wish I could find such an auto repair place here in the north. I may have to move.
Thanks for traveling all the way from Canada to write on my post. I’m glad you got the story — it’s so slight, almost impercebtable/ible.
Bravo Caroline! This is wonderful on so many levels. You have really captured the essence of this special place. It must have been hard to edit it down to the essentials but you did it. And I simply love all the different views from different angles. I’m really impressed.
It makes me happy that you can enjoy this on different levels. That’s how I wrote it. Thanks also for seeing how hard it was to limit myself to 13 panels.
I’m so glad you’re back! I missed your lovely drawings! I have to admit, I was a blog-stalker for a long time…too shy to comment. Now I’ll be brave. I LOVE your stories and illustrations. They’re adorable!
How great that you have stepped forth, out of the shadows. Your kind words made me so happy this morning.
I used to love Carolne’s Crayons! I was so happy to see you back up and running with your wonderful little watercolor enhanced illustrations and stories! Thank you! When I read your little stories, I feel good about life and am able to see better the wonder of my own life and life’s small simple pleasures and challenges! You are a masterful story teller! Thanks for coming back to the “blogosphere”.
Your comments made my day! Thank you so much for verbalizing you thoughts and feelings. I want to copy them down and put them over my work space.
Wonderful story! Wonderful drawings! I love all the little details you put into it…the ‘dump nixon’ sign, the Burmese-Finnish dictionary (every good auto repair should have one), the tchotchkes. Just delightful!
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