Thank You For Being A Friend: Artist Draws Bea Arthur Every Day For a Year

 

If you aren’t a fan of The Golden Girls, GTFO.

Forever Golden.

Forever Golden.

The #1 reason that I love the classic 1980′s sitcom is Bea Arthur’s portrayal of Dorothy Zbornak, AKA a masterclass in sarcasm. Whether you’re a smartass with a flair for zingers, or merely a fan of caftans and oversized tunics, Bea is complete perfection.

Though the actress passed away in 2009, her iconic role of Dorothy Zbornak (and run as Maude in the 1970′s), lives on forever. Inspired by the wit and sheer badassery of Queen Bea, artist Mike Denison issued himself a challenge: Draw a picture of Bea Arthur every day for a year. Denison began his journey back in September of 2013, and he’s currently coming into the home stretch with only 55 Beas left to create. Mike chronicles them all on his Tumblr, Bea A Day

Join me on the Lanai for some imaginary cheesecake while I share Mr. Denison’s GENIUS WORK!

 

Scoo BEA Doo

Scoo BEA Doo

Care BEAr

Care BEAr

Game of Throne's King Joff-Bea

Game of Throne’s King Joff-Bea

aBEA Road

aBEA Road

Pulp Bea

Pulp Bea

Bea the Tank Engine

Bea Train

Stan-ley Cup!

Stan-ley Cup!

Bea Wee Herman

Bea Wee Herman

Beathulu

Beathulu

Squidward Bea

Squidward Bea

Golden Snorks

Golden Snorks

bea gees

The Bea Team

The Bea Team

The Powerpuff Golden Girls

Self-Bea

Self-Bea

The Many loves of Dorothy

The Many loves of Dorothy

Who could forget THIS song!?

Who could forget THIS song!?

 

And per the usual on this dump of a blog,  I saved my favorite for last:

There are no words.

There are no words.

Do yourself a favor and head over to Mike’s Etsy shop, you can buy originals and prints of his greatest hits, he even does commissions!

 

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