Personal Retirement Project

Uni-thmb I just completed an engaging assignment: Illustrate your idea of Retirement. The client is Principal Financial Group. The finished illustration is now out in the social media universe, with the textual description:

How do I imagine spending my days during retirement? How about enjoying the cool ocean breeze, while I unicycle along the coast. What’s your vision for retirement?
#SeeYourRetirement #ad
@PrincipalFinancialGroup

I took up unicycling a few years ago, and it has become one of my favorite activities… OK, maybe a bit of an obsession!  It challenges the body and mind, and necessitates full-time, focused attention. It’s not what you’d call “Happy Hour”, as there is always the threat of crashing and burning on the pavement, as I have done many times! A photographer for the local paper, Jack Reynolds, caught me last year doing a street run…

sandpaper-photo How, you ask, does a grown man take up such an activity? Long story, but my daughter took it up in her youth, and it always looked like so much fun.

bridget-on-wheel

Bridget Sprouls is here riding on rough pavement, ‘walking’ her dog– This is highly advanced riding!

But… Here’s the fun part: The original art is a little different than the social media presentation, and I present it to you, here, in the original format…

Sprouls Retirement~finish

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