Monday, February 2, 2009

Poor Punxsutawney Phil

I was browsing the news on the web today and realized it was Ground Hog Day. I was struck by the AP photo of Punxsutawny Phil that memorialized the fact he did see his shadow and thus predicted 6 more weeks of winter.

If I was jerked out of a deep sleep and flung undignified up in the air in front of a crowd of 40,000 I'd probably predict 6 months more of winter.

11 comments:

Douglas Hoover said...

Sheila, this is a perfect portrayal poor P. Phil! (say that 10 times really fast) Love your sense of humor here!

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Woo hoo! Love that grumpy groundhog!

The list of calls is probably too long... I'll put up a week's worth next time. That was one of the nine things I was doing at the same time yesterday.

I made two plein air paintings yesterday, froze my butt off (did you see that superbowl commercial??) and have some stuff to do to them before I post them.

I just love your work!

Art with Liz said...

I think I saw the movie!

Edward Burton said...

Poor Punxsutawney Phil -- funny cartoon, Sheila!

suzanne cabrera said...

WTF! I love his expression!!!! Great capture.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

LOL!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

How funny! I love it!

Stephen Gardner said...

This is brilliant, a truly fantastic drawing

Hellenne Vermillion said...

I'm surprised Phil didn't poop or pee on the person who threw him up in the air! I would have! LOVE the drawing!

dominique eichi said...

What a great drawing , soooo funny.
Thanks for livening things up Sheila. and giving us the funny side of our lives.

David Larson Evans said...

Great little sketch Sheila.