Me with my artwork in Union Square, September 2005
I’ve been following a blogger, True Love Junkie, who posts a lot of her AMAZING drawings, that she calls “doodles” — check her out: http://truelovejunkie.com/2012/07/22/doodles-week-2/
Inspired by True Love Junkie, I decided to post this old photo of me in Union Square, NYC, accompanied by my very own “doodles.”
What got me drawing was baby sitting a little girl named Claire in 2004.
At the time she was 8-years-old and we did a lot of drawing together. She actually told me that I was “good!”
The summer of 2005 I had a lot of free time on my hands, working just one 35-hour job at a local newspaper, so I tried my hand at art and went public with it.
My work is very child-like and witty and quite a few people brought my prints and referred to it as “punk art.”
My best seller was a parody on commercialism. It was a drawing of Hello Kitty’s face on Buddha’s body, with the saying, “Hello Buddha!”
Another big seller was a picture of a little girl romping in the sunshine — on the other side of the fence it was dark and Van Gogh-ish. The caption said, “The Grass is Always Greener on MY Side of the Fence.”
But my personal favorite was a drawing of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, with the word “TEMPTATION” in the background, alongside the McDonald’s arch.
Or, the one of a girl flying on a magic carpet over a burning bridge with the saying, “No matter how many bridges I burn, I always end up somewhere!”
Eventually I put my art aside for other things in life, but who knows … someday I will pick up my colored pencils and markers again and do more.
I was also considering selling on Esty … but we shall see!