Last week was spent with my family. And one day was spent going through piles & piles of artwork from days past. My mom is a good saver. GOOD SAVER. I documented some, purged some, and kept some. Here are some stellar pieces I thought you might enjoy…
Not feelin well? See the School Nurse. Apparently she has lots of love to give. My first illustration??? “Oi”.
I LOVED MY CABBAGE PATCH KID. So much that I couldn’t stand to keep the icky name that she came with on her birth certificate. So I named her Elizabeth. Cause that was way prettier than the moniker she got stuck with at the factory, er, cabbage patch. And actually, I only loved her because everyone else loved them. I admit it. I got sucked in. Check out my early pastel skillz.
Dear Sweet Sister,
Thank you for posing for me whilst I honed my pastel/portraiture skills. I was going for a Mary Cassatt thing. You really are very pretty. (Except I was not exaggerating your bangs. You need to take that up with Mom. She’s the one that cut them like that.)
Apryl circa ’85
Very fashion forward. Check out the layers. Are those black bike pants under her shorts? And flohos? You betcha. I’m guessing some sort of dog & the dude’s legs were just not a priority for Apryl circa ’87.
Apparently all cities in the future will be abundant with toy stores & babysitting services.
I am a fun lover. And for the record, I only played the flute for approx. 6.5 weeks. Apparently I was not a flute lover. Please notice my super stylish overalls with ONE STRAP undone.
A stunning example of my jr. high years. This piece is especially special as it combines my love of art with my overachieving 8th grade English project.
My BFF from High School. So sweet to sit for me. I remember drawing this my senior year. She sat on the blue couch in my parents house & we talked about her boyfriend. And to thank her for 27 years of friendship, I bequeathed this to her when I saw her last week. (Dude, we have been friends for a LONG TIME). (Also, I SO want to move her mouth about 1/4″ to the left…)
If you’re really REALLY lucky, I might show you some Super Embarrassing Angsty College Art. We’ll see how brave I am.