Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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Car window stickers

You’ve probably seen them around lately, slapped onto the rear windows of cars: sets of white stick-figure people (and pets) in various poses or engaged in characteristic activities that are supposed to represent the car owner’s family.

As a single person with no pets this trend wasn’t working for me … which seems to be true of me and most trends that come along, when it comes right down to it! I should point out that I have a perfectly good extended family who could probably be represented in such a way, but they don’t often travel in my car, and this kind of seemed a cop out.

Now the fact of the matter is that I don’t really want to put a bunch of stickers on my rear window … but if I did, what could I do?

So, at right, is my personalised rear-window “family” sticker.

Then it occurred to me that there is a bunch of people who have travelled in my car on a regular basis, who are kind of like family.

My Scouts.

So, here they are, arranged in accordance with the trend convention: from one side of the back windscreen to the other (and then some, most likely!)

Since you can’t really see that (and I apologise to those with narrow monitors), here is a close up, arranged less conventionally.

And even though there are many more Scouts and activities that could be depicted, I have spent far too long mucking around with my new drawing tablet, so I’m outta here.

7 comments to Car window stickers

  • Looks like you are having great fun both in scouts and with you new technology! It made me smile. Thanks. C.

  • Matthew Cengia

    You got a drawing tablet? Aren’t they awesome? Love the drawings! Did you find yourself a suitable scout troop to drive around yet?

    • Helen

      Yes, to the drawing tablet. Tablets would be more awesome if I could actually draw! But I’ll get better at it I hope … and it’s actually the mastering of Illustrator that is my main issue.

      And the Scout troop is looking promising (in fact I had damp kids in the car on my first night after we went kayaking and rowing in a nearby bay), but if I go with this one I’ll have to add kayaks, rowing dinghies, and sailing to the illustrations collection.

  • Sina

    I love them … they’re sooooo creative and look so much better than the other boring one LOL I love the variety 😀

  • Those are awesome. (Doug is really good at stick figures. I should have him do something.)

  • Looks fantastic!! And I noticed your new cacheMobile is beginning to look a bit more ‘lived in’.

    • Helen

      The cacheMobile is now very lived in. Not only have I added dust to pretty much everywhere, but it now has a hurtie on the outside which was entirely my fault. 🙁

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