Thursday, July 24, 2008

Artwork: new and old

Next to Etsy, I think I've found the most amazing web-site! For those of you who love prints of amazing & affordable artwork I think you'll agree. I could wander through Thumbtack Press for hours! I'm so excited about finding it, if you haven't seen it yet~ it's definitely worth checking out.
I'm not sure where my obsession with Artwork and wanting to fill my walls with prints is coming from. Maybe it's because I can't draw or paint to save my life.

This is me and my brother. He's an artist, and knew ever since he was little that that's what he wanted to be. The artist gene definitely skipped over me, hopefully one of my kids gets it. He graduated from Pasadena Art Center years ago, and is probably the best artist I know.
When we were younger I'd ask him to draw paper dolls for me that I'd cut out & play with for hours. I also had an obsession with Chastity Bono(it was the 70's) so he drew her a lot for me too.
I've saved this next picture for probably over 30 years. One day, after bugging him to draw a picture of me, he finally agreed.
It took him about thirty minutes: sitting across from me, looking at me, drawing, looking at me, drawing, looking at me, drawing some more.... and this is what he came up with:

I laugh at that picture every time I see it!
It never gets old :)
The funniest thing about the picture is that I remember the amount of time he took~ I really believed he was drawing an amazing portrait.


Crochet n Pray said...

That is so cute. I love the pic of you and your brother!

ittybittybirdy said...

Oh my that picture of the two of you is adorable!

Let me know if your interested in doing a swap... I could do something for your walls! A surprise for a surprise? Could be fun!

oh, and you can say no... its just a silly suggestion!

Gallery Juana said...

That is an adorable picture of you and your brother. I really enjoyed reading your story about the portrait drawing and then seeing the resulting art! It's great that you still have that drawing.

LauraLindseyPhotography said...

I love old pictures that like that !

Designs By Jehan said...

Those kind of photos take me back to my own childhood..Life was easy then wasn't it?: )

Chelsea said...


Don't know why... but your e-mail isn't working...?

let me know where I can send a note off to you! :)

Chelsea Ann

Cherry Lane Jane said...

aww brothers are the best! lol That is something my daughter would do to my son. That is great that you kept it!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Hahhaha...So funny! Love that!

Thanks for sharing the link to Thumbtack Press...I'm always looking for new art for my walls! :)

Rosebud Collection said...

The picture of your brother and you, is priceless..It is so sweet..The little pig one is cute too..

kim* said...

ah..hahahahah thats great!

what a kidder

Cathe said...

Thanks for the link to Thumbtack Press! It has now become my latest obsession!

Your blog is a blast.