Monday, February 09, 2009

Back to school

My TAFE course starts tonight.

Whenever I get too nervous about the concept I think of this photo of me taken when I was working on a drawing for the Worsley's Art Competition in Rotorua back in September 1970 (aged 4):The drawing was an aerial view of the mud pools and I remember being rather disappointed the newspaper photographer turned up on this day rather that the day before when I'd worked on something much less risky which had turned out how I wanted it to. The aerial mud pools didn't...

While I was finding the photo above to scan, I stumbled across this picture I drew of my cat Katina the following year (I suspect I'd just received a new box of crayons):I've always loved this picture and in an "aha!" moment realised this is what I'd been searching for to put on the lid of my new pencil tin. A 20 cent find at an op shop a couple of years ago, it was originally a DVD tin: lovely and plain and black except for the lid which advertised some action movie. I transferred my charcoal and pencils into it a couple of weeks ago and have been searching for the perfect image for the top since then.

This afternoon I used the same technique I used here and now I have a one-of-a-kind pencil tin to make my first night at school slightly less scary...
(That is definitely a non-scaredy cat!)

4 comments :

m1k1 said...

What an exciting day for you. Don't forget your play lunch.

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Modern MC said...

You've GOT to have someone take a similar picture of you today!

Cola Cerbz said...

The cat looks cool (I like the expression). Good idea about putting it on a pencil tin lid

yodaobi said...

You are so clever! I love your one-of-a-kind tin!
I might do something similar with my own son's drawings...

(Long time lurker and co-worker of your sister's)
Emma. (yoda)