Friday, December 26, 2008

You played on my roof.

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
My mom included that quote in a book she made me for my high school graduation. I like it a lot. In the spirit of that quote, I am creating a new section in my online portfolio to house a lot of my childhood artwork that I recently stumbled upon.
Here is a preview!
proof that I've always had a thing for epic titles. I kind of wonder what I was implying with this one, as I don't remember anyone ever actually playing on my roof.
"Swing Set Brigade" (date unknown)
I find this one a little creepy for some reason.
"MOUSE" (1990)
the dates were written by my mom, if you were wondering about the adult-like handwriting in the upper corners.
"LOVE" (date unknown)
I had a thing for the word 'love'. If we're ever biffle, I'll let you read a little illustrated story in my first journal about a snowman with fangs who went by the name of "The Good Love".
"Number Man" (date unknown)
He looks like he's full of lottery balls.
"OCTOPUS" (1990)
sun octopus?
"Spotted Cat" (date unknown)
So there are seriously like hundreds of these drawings. I will scan them whenever I find the time! 
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday! Talk to you soon.
xoxo Amanda


rachel_jackson said...

i love how moms always wrote the title you wanted in nice adult handwriting on the picture! i have a bunch of old drawings like that too. my favorite is one that looks like a smiley face with antlers, and in mom-writing it says "Daddy"

Amanda Atkins said...


Kate said...

I love Number Man and Octopus.