I LOVE ILLUSTRATION!

I guess maybe it’s one of those innate characteristics that my genetics blessed upon me, but I have a weak spot for art of all kinds, especially illustration.  Doesn’t matter if it’s my own or someone else’s, famous or a random doodle by a child, made by modern computer or by traditional graphite, I JUST LOVE ILLUSTRATION!

Soooo, given my recent “outing” of my true feelings for illustration, no one should be shocked to learn how excited I became when I found my Sophomore Uniontown Lake High School Sketchbook!!  I thought it had been long lost!!  Within it’s dusty pages, unknowingly hidden in my storage shed, I found the gems you see highlighted in this post.  Dated 1992-1993, I was shocked when this trip down memory lane seemed like yesterday, yet was OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO!  I remember laying on my hardwood bedroom floor, sketching as I often did for my weekly class assignment, occasionally looking up in floor-length wooden mirror, imagining the person staring back at me was my audience.  Somehow, through my wandering imagination, I dreamed it was a fan, and that silly figment somehow empowered me to draw better.

I always aced my art classes.  High School, college, and even abroad.  Often, I wonder what could I have been if I finished my traditional liberal arts education at Kent State University began so many years long ago, and then I remind myself, that art is not taught in a book.  It is learned through time, experience, love, and fantasy. That precious, life-long passion, fuels me through every moment of my life, and empowers me to be a creative soul, teaching my children the power of a healthy imagination.

ENJOY!  XOXO

BARBRA

BARBRA

PAUL

PAUL

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LINDA

LINDA

 

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