|Elk Carcass Blues Jam|
© Chris Ferlita
Colored Pencil and Ink
Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook
5.5 x 8.5 inches
"I don't remember saying that," says my husband after he seeing the last Alaska post. "It sounds like something I could have said though."
"Seriously? Guess I must have just made that up," was my slightly sarcastic response.
"I remember you asking what I think of when I think of Alaska. You were trying to come up with something for the cover," he says, as if clarifying.
"I asked you what your strongest impressions from trip were."
"That was twenty years ago, I don't really remember the details of the trip," he responds.
"Yeah. Got that. That would explain why you thought you saw a bear eating an elk carcass. Because I'm pretty sure we didn't even see any elk in Alaska. We had to go to Tennessee for that," came my reply.
Again, he disappeared.
A little while later, I see him in his studio, bent over his table, smiling...
He's up to something.
I step closer to see what he's working on.
It's a bear jamboree.
He looks at me and says, "I know it's not real."
"Oh? And what was your first clue?" I inquire.
"Bears don't wear sunglasses."