This week I am taking a break from my usual format of interviewing artists about how their artwork is inspired by animals. Instead I am showing you some artwork I did as a child.
Recently I was at my childhood home in Ohio, and my Mom had me go through some artwork I created when I was a kid to see if I wanted to take it back to Tucson with me. We are trying not to add any more clutter to our lives as our business takes up the majority of our house, so I took some hasty photos of the art and told her to pitch them. You can only keep so much stuff, right? After I got back to Tucson, I was flipping through them and remembered that when I was a child I wanted to either be an artist or work with animals somehow. I didn't know what that somehow was - an animal trainer for the movies, a vet who discovered cures for animal diseases, an advocate going to Africa to work with endangered animals, or a Sea World trainer swimming with dolphins. You know, the usual 10 year old fantasy.
In any case, I now wished I would have taken better photos, but I still thought they would be fun to share. I was 10 and 11 years old when these were created. I am also doing this to encourage you all to go through your childhood drawings. Do you have images of animals that you created that you would like to share? I would love to share them on our blog! Or, do you have drawings that your kids created that you'd like to share? Please send them my way.
If you have a poem, artwork, song, photo or other creative animal inspired art
that you have created and would like to share on our blog,
please email to (Mary@outlawkritters.com).