Monday, December 10, 2012

Sweet Memories...


I found  my old sketch book in the closet this week. Lower left above, is a folder I made at age 16 by stapling 2 pieces of poster board together..

these were done with magic markers
In 1960 my Dad's sister, Aunt Helen commissioned me to make wooden figures to hang on her daycare walls
Above collage is just a few examples of the ones I drew on  plywood and my brother cut them out, I painted them and she hung them on the daycare walls.


 In 1975 I bought a book that said Teach yourself to do water-painting 

Eagle and the Lion were my only attempts.


Florida Redneck Medical Dictionary.... I found this in a drawer... so watch out, there will be more.

Artery ........... the study of painting

Tablet...... a small table


32 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH!!! This second collage! You are an artist, I had no idea! And you didn't even use stencils or trace or anything?? The second collage looks just like a Disney illustrator did it. All the rest is wonderful, too. I really admire this kind of talent, because I can't even draw a good stick man. I ADORE the redneck words, keep them coming, more!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh my like my mom loves to draw Pooh Bear. Great drawings n sketches. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Susannah said...

I think these drawings are very goo.....considering they were your early drawings. You muct have been proud of yourself.

Susannah

SweetMarie said...

You have a talent that you should pursue! Do you enjoy drawing? Maybe you could draw doggies. :) Raise some money for shelter pups. :) Great stuff here, Sandra!

EM Illustrator said...

Hmmmm...I see some talent there my friend :) I like the eagle very much.

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are all great. I love your Disney collage and your sketches. I did a lot of drawings in high school but I didn't keep any of my work. It's wonderful that you still have yours.
Redneck humor is always funny.

Maple Lane said...

How fun to see your wonderful sketches. Love the medical dictionary!!!!!

Deb said...

Another talent for our Madsnapper I am so impressed! Thank you for sharing

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

You are talented, my Dear.

Do you do any, anymore????

Or have you changed, to "making art" with your camera?

You could do both, you know. :-))))))))))

From the Kitchen said...

You had the "eye" even before you had the camera. Great pieces!

Best,
Bonnie

Amy Burzese said...

Wonderful, Sandra!

Declan said...

Hey they aren't half bad! How cool you still have them. Deccy x

DawnTreader said...

You should have kept at it! I like that lion! I have some of my old drawings from childhood and school too - and I did take watercolour classes later in life. It was my accident in 2000 that put an end to it, I could not hold a brush without getting cramps, and I've not really taken it up again since.

Muffy's Marks said...

You need to quit hiding that talent under the bushel basket, and let it shine. Great work!!

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra you have another talent!! This is so awesome. I like every one of the pictures you drew - I love the Disney characters. I love Pooh too! sandie

Linda said...

I like the idea that you used your talent to brighten that day care centre. I think that creative talent has continued in your life in different ways. The medical dictionary joke definitions are amusing.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool! i like finding old treasures of my old self now and then. :) i have a few scrapbooks from high school days, too.

Kathy said...

I like the lion!

Remington said...

You are very talented, my friend! Do you still draw and paint?

Madi and Mom said...

Sandra NOW I see you have an artist eye for detail in your beautiful pictures and now in your photos!!
Your drawings are amazing!!
Thank you for sharing and looking forward to more of your finds.
Hugs madi and Mom

photowannabe said...

Like everyone else has said, you have such talent. You must pursue it again. I'm glad you kept your sketch book and are sharing it with us.
Keep the Redneck definitions coming too please.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great work. If I showed my drawings no one would know what they were supposed to be. An artist I am not.

Michaele said...

An artist? Who knew? I am jealous of your leave drawings. I always wanted to be able to draw good leaves.

EG CameraGirl said...

How cool to find these treasures, Sandra!

Ann said...

I had no idea you were such an artist. Your sketches are wonderful. How fun finding those, a nice trip down memory lane. Had you ever considered being a painter or something with art?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

WOW Sandra, you have such wonderful talents. Thanks for sharing these with all of us. Have you considered sketching again?

Gail said...

Girl, you are an arteest!!!

Wonderful work. Do you miss the doing of it?

Dee said...

I just knew it.... we have to much in common for you not to be an artist too. That ability is still there...get yourself a sharpie pen and sketch book....let them doodle out. :)♥

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief! You never told us this before. Isn't it fun to come across those things. Love the drawings and watercolors. BTW, I hope you'll keep that header up at least all the way through our long, cold winter. It really warms my heart!

Catherine said...

Wow! You are quite the drawer! I love it that you kept all your sketches. A very good way to remises. Wonderful!
xo Catherine

Rose said...

I would have loved to have been able to sketch...and I did try...but never any good at it. You, on the other hand, had talent from the looks of this!

S. Etole said...

What remarkable gifts you have. Hope you'll share more with us.