Tuesday, March 23, 2010

little childhood obsessions......

ha!! seeing these all together are really making me smile. it brings back memories. :-)

as i said in yesterday's post, these are NOT my original childhood drawings but i tried to re-create them from memory. the last image is a new "grouping" i did specially for this post. i drew and re-drew these all the time, and my best friend jayme recalls and said yes!,......all the time. we got a laugh out of it..... :-)

now as far as the inspirations, i'm doing a series of paintings based on these little drawings. i've got one finished and i'll update again once i've got a couple more finished. i'm also working on a series of strawberry shortcake paintings (again inspired by my childhood doll collecting). i've got four ready to post. i'll do that tomorrow after they dry....so cute!!!

9 comments:

chrissy said...

mindy mindy
i love these little drawings. i used to do some JUST like this.
i loved to create a WHOLE pet store.
and i.d draw fruit sections of stores...
strange.
i STILL love the produce section!
love you girlfriend.
c

nacherluver said...

cute! what a fun little memory :)

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I love them. They are gorgeous just like that. Can't wait to see the paintings.

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

What a great idea Mindy. I can't wait to see what you come up with.:)

Beth Nicholls said...

How funny that the little bird has survived to become one of your main characters! These are so cute

Micki said...

so sweet!
When I was at school me and my friend used to draw comic strips, he'd draw a bit, then I would, then him again and we kept it going for the whole class (especially history) I guess thats why i'm not well educated lol... too much time drawing! ;)

Micki x

Fair Rosamund said...

Very adorable! Can't wait to see the paintings :)

justagirl said...

these are so sweet... am looking forward to seeing the paintings.

I had a strawberry shortcake doll... she fell in the fish pond and I never found her (I think the fish ate her, they were probably attracted to her lovely smell).

Juliette Crane said...

so lovely! they really make me smile as well. i remember when i used to get out of running the mile in gym class just so i could draw in the office. best wishes! xoxo, juliette