Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Don't Tell Me To Smile

This drawing was inspired by three things:
(1) I don't generally walk around all smiley and cheerful so growing up I was often told (sometimes by total strangers) to smile more.  I HATED that.
(2) People always comment on how pugs look so sad but just because their faces often look sad, doesn't mean they actually are.
(3) I'm feeling particularly grumpy/cranky/low lately so this seemed fitting.

I'll be adding products with this in my Zazzle store.  Part of the reason why I drew this was because I wanted to make a t-shirt for myself.  So if you ever see a grumpy looking girl wearing a shirt with this with two adorable sad-faced stubborn pugs, then there's a good chance that's me!


  1. people used to always tell me to smile more too - like just random people while i'm walking down the street. i hate that too! just because i'm not laughing/smiling doesn't mean i'm mad/mean. ugh. so i feel ya! and my pugs always look so sad and pathetic, but i just find it funny now. hope your girls will get you outta your funk!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak
    -- $50 shabby apple giveaway

  2. If I had a nickel for every time someone told me I looked mad or asked me what was wrong when I was perfectly fine...I feel your pain on that one. Your blog makes me miss my old pug so much! I'm not ready for a dog right now so I'll just live vicariously through this blog.

  3. Ugh, yes! Does this just happen to girls? I usually respond by giving my fake-est fake smile. A lot of the time I'm lost in thought, which I think it better than a placid, vacant, simpering grim.