So as I was organizing my photos tonight, I found a folder with pictures of a lot of my own artwork! It was really awesome to see - some of these I did not even remember until I saw the photos. So here's a trip down memory lane with some old artwork of mine from before college. This post is really picture-heavy.
For many years, I was pretty horse-crazy. Well, I still love horses, even if I don't get much contact with them anymore. Throughout elementary and middle school I drew a lot of pictures of horses, and Mom kept most of them pinned to the fridge (and even got a few framed). These are done either with a normal pencil (I'm assuming #2) or with charcoals (the darker images).
Below are images I made for my parents - a Father's Day card and a card for Mom's birthday.
|Love you, Papa! I like this card a lot.|
Speaking of Rocky, here's a statue I made in 8th grade. Mom still has this at the cabin, right next to the birthday card above.
|Aw, Mama's baby. Just like me, haha. This is Rocky, our Shih Tzu. *hugs for Mom*|
The next one is done with fine-tip markers - the only pointillism artwork I've ever done, I believe. I think it turned out quite nicely for a little card. It's a piece of paper tucked into a square of construction paper for the border. Uncle Mike loves fishing. :)
|Yay, Rocky! I still remember that twerp Jeremy coming over in art class and touching it, breaking pieces off even after I told people not to touch it. Grr. It was pretty delicate - you can see where some of the hairs have fallen off. I think this is about 8-12 inches tall.|
Now, on to some of my paintings! I swear I have images of more of them, but I can't seem to find them. These are all done with acrylics on canvas.
|A little drawing of books. It's framed next to a poem I wrote about books in 8th grade. I think it's silly now, but Mom loves it and asked me to illustrate it. She claims she still likes it. ^_^|
|One of my very first paintings! (Well, that I actually tried on when I wasn't a small child.) This was in 8th grade, I believe. Just a bunch o' seals on some rocks.|
|This was done during my first painting class (9th grade). Better than the seal painting! I wonder what Bill's up to nowadays. He was an awesome art teacher - asked us to call him by his first name, had interesting ideas, pushed us... I liked him a lot.|
|This was actually on my bedroom wall in high school! Mom decided that I could paint my bedroom if I wanted to. I worked on this for a few months and then never finished it. It was fun, though. :)|
|This was the item I had completely forgotten about until I saw the photo. I really like it, though - a painting of The Virgin Suicides' CD image that my brother asked for. It's quite pretty. Hope you're doing well, brother of mine! Love you!|
By the way... I might be getting a kitten in about 6 weeks! Someone I know just had a litter of kittens, and I have my name on one of them. I'm so excited. Have to start collecting kitten things... any tips, kitten-having friends of mine?
|This is one of my favorite paintings - such a cute little kitten! The main thing I don't like is that I didn't properly fuzzify (my blog - I can make up words if I want to :P) the edge on the top right-half edge of the kitten. The head and butt look nicely fuzzy, but the top doesn't. Meh. It's still cute.|
*hugs the internet* Ttfn, ~Kelly