Friday, February 9, 2007

Random Reverie.

I've been having the same reccuring random reverie, and it goes a little something like this:

Setting:
I'm sitting at one of the Google cafes overlooking the Googleplex.
I suppose this will have to be Pacific or Slice - I haven't fully worked out the details - and Larry or Sergey (doesn't matter which one) will walk in.
He'll see me sitting there, gazing out the window, contemplating the contours of a nearby Eucalyptus tree.

And with the rapid brush strokes of my hand, I'll be sketching away and deeply lost in thought. And instantly, he'll be captivated.

The whimsy! The use of color! How very Googley, he'll think to himself.

And he'll whisk away my drawings and demand to know who I am and what I do for this company of his. "Hmm? Recruiting," I'll respond, in a distracted, far off manner. Simple, one word answers, furthering the mystique. And he'll proclaim, personally affronted: "Recruiting?! Talent such as that does not belong in recruiting! I hereby christen you the official sketch artist / water colorist of Google, Inc!"

And so stripped away will be my cube and IBM laptop. I will be officeless, but one MacBook happier. And I'll sprawl out on the grassy lawn, as it will be a perfectly warm, sunny day, painting the varying color nuances of the leaves above.

I know, I know. There is no such thing as a perfectly warm, sunny day in Northern California. But a girl can dream, can't she?

8 comments:

eunice said...

okay, thought. serious thought.

you know how we're always talking about getting published? how about a children's book...

i write, you DRAW!

think about it ;)

Becky said...

Hi erika! i was surfing random UM people's xangas and i saw a picture of YOU on one of them (golfishy526). How random!

rebecca said...

ERIKA!! i LOVE your paintings! i really do!
and... i need your address, please. :)

Passionate Eater said...

When Larry or Sergey see you, will you also tell that Google should have an official "food taster" + "food blogger" too? They'll trust you completely at that point, since they will be head-over-heels enamored with artwork.

Sarah said...

i <3 the sketches :)

Jesse Shieh said...

erika! I didn't know you were an artist. Your sketches are beautiful.

김태은 said...

These are great water colors! I'm truly impressed.

Andrew said...

Beautiful...

There are sunny days aplently in Southern California. The Southern California sun beckons for your return...