was president, articles on "the new cool" abound now,
connected with Obama. Brainy is now the new cool --
whew!!! That's a pleasant change, and now happiness
is also the new cool, or optimism, which in my books
is pretty much the same thing.
I've been spending time today studying research on
happiness for my courses at school. It turns out that I am a
wildly happy person according to some tests I took
online this afternoon. But then I could have told
you that!!! Why though? Why am I happy? I'm not
rich at all by Canadian standards. I'm not tall,
I don't drive a Cadillac car -- what gives me the right?
You do. You make me happy, by coming to my site,
by showing me your great work on your site, by teaching me
new ways of thinking about art and life every day.
And my family does, by being committed to having
a good time, even when illness, sorrow, and hardship
strike, as they do from time to time. And my
friends just love to laugh, but are all there in a
second if I falter, if I feel overwhelmed, or unable
to take the next step. I have a cheering section,
and now it's loud and clear all across the planet.
And you can count me as part of your happiness
team too. It's coming right back at you across
That's so exciting it's almost hard to sleep at night
when I contemplate it. It reminds me of how I
used to lie awake at night when I was 12 thinking
about the universe. Now I lie awake at night thinking
of all of you, wondering when I will make that big
trip to visit my blog friends, have a coffee and
settle down somewhere together to draw, or
So I am really lucky and really blessed, and
overwhelmingly happy with my lot.
Fast Skype sketch of TerryThe pictures tonight are the last in the series
of drawings I drew for the Skype party at the
CES event in Las Vegas. Check out the earlier
entries from the past week to find out more.
The fellow I'm featuring tonight definitely knowshow to be happy. I only talked to him while I
was drawing him at the Skype party, from the
image I could see on my computer. He was
funny, witty, and having a wonderful time
joking with me on Skype chat while I drew.
Have an I-choose-happy day.