Did you know the thistle is the Scottish National Symbol?
Legend has it - a sleeping group of Scottish warriors
were about to be ambushed by an invading Norse army
when one of the enemies stepped on a particularly pesky,
spiky thistle. As you can imagine the pained Norse's
cry of agony woke up the warriors who then took great care
to vanquish the invading Norse army .
Two weeks in Scotland isn't enough. As Tickle and Smash vacationed, we both marveled at the beauty of the country and the amazing people who call Scotland home. The mysteries of the highlands and the history explored in Scotland's infamous cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, inspired and filled our days.
Traveling through every moor , mountain, coastline and cliff was an exhilarating adventure . The winds of Scotland seem to whisper melodies of broken hearts and heroic deeds in our ears. You can run for days, with no one but sheep to stand in your way. Its a beauty hard to translate but forever remembered.
Going back to San Francisco, with all it's people, traffic, and real life scenarios, seemed surreal after being in such a magical place. Thank you Scotland... we can't wait to return to you.
“My Chief Rabbit has told me to stay and defend this run, and until he says otherwise, I shall stay here."
'Bigwig” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down
Portrait of Lisa from Tickle And Smash Reading her Favorite Book - illustrated by James Tom
Comics are a huge inspiration for Tickle And Smash's illustrator James Tom. He is currently working on his own comic featuring his heroine, Sadie Hawkins.
While developing this new personality for his comic he adapted the style of DC Comic Artist, Bruce Timm, to her and she is so HOT we had to share! BANG BANG!
Stay Tuned for more Sadie Hawkins ..
Drawing of Maker Lisa Spinella from TickleAndSmash by artist James Tom for Website
“Sometimes, you have to step outside of the person you've been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you want to be. The person you are.”
― H.G. Wells
A Moment With Bruce Lee
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
– Bruce Lee
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
- Stephen King
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
Tickle and Smash