© Kathleen Rietz
I won't have time to do a full-detailed illustration for IF this week. I am going to the Surtex and Stationary shows in NYC Monday, new project due mid-week, waiting to hear back from a publisher about a book deal. But I had this idea in my head, so I figured I'd put it on paper.
One time, about 8 years ago, a girlfriend and I were driving out to Iowa, stopping for antiques on our way to a charming bed & breakfast for the summer holiday weekend. We stopped several times, and ended up running out of daylight in the middle of the country. With no city lights to illuminate the sky, it was black as ink. Suddenly, right in front of out borrowed SUV, appeared 3 dancing, shimmering triangles. They hovered and disappeared. My friend and I stared straight ahead, and she asked, "Did you see that?". "Yes", I said, and felt the hairs on my arms stand straight up. We never spoke of it again. I am sitting at my computer, and as I type this story to you, the hairs on my arms are once again standing straight up. I still remember it so clearly, and i find no way to explain what we saw.
Hope you like the illo.