December 2003: Pen and Colored Pencils.
Caption: Ivy pretends to be surfing. –THTIB #4
Explanation: On a lengthy trip home while “riding” Nicholas’s supply trunk, Ivy gets bored and pretends she is on a surfboard. Nicholas, stressed out by flying and insecure with the situation, is not amused by Ivy’s antics. Ivy got tired of this about 30 seconds later.
IVY TRIVIA: As much as people often dream about flying, it’s not usually what they expect. One of the most common complaints Ivy receives is that being in the sky feels like too much space; it takes a long time before one can lose the fear of falling, giving it up to the absolute certainty that gravity doesn’t apply. Nicholas has yet to get over that fear and probably never will.