Saturday, October 09, 2010
Funny Artist Erin Smith
Erin Smith is one of the latter.
When I was in New York a few weeks ago I got the chance to talk to her.
Erin is never at a loss for words, (you know, the behind the hand, under the breath witticism that everyone in hearing distance pretends they didn't hear while snickering anyway?), after the birth of her second son, her sleep deprived, over worked restaurant server persona...um...changed. She pretty much decided that people needed to face the music, and hear what she had to say.
Overwhelmingly, people all over the world have embraced her sentiments, with shocked gasps of... "I thought it was just ME!"
Fueled by sarcasm, the desire for a drama free life, and knowing that taking it 'one day at a time' is a euphemism for a typical day being an iceberg instead of warm sand and a rum drink... she is like you and needs to see as much humor in the day as she can.
This definitely helps melt the iceberg... however it doesn't walk the dog, buy birthday presents, do the laundry, go grocery shopping, buy the kids clothes, get more milk, make dinner, help chaperone field trips, ... it does help be a wife and mother that loves wine and martinis and wouldn't trade any of it for the world.
We've carried some of Erin Smith's work in the form of coasters but we now have her note cards and magnets as well.