June 16, 2011
Circa ‘79 this may be my earliest  rabbit drawing. Even then I was  using text in my drawing. It also seems I  was very aware of the NYC art  scene of that era.
The other day I had an FB conversation with a mommie friend of mine about children’s early art work. With her permission I have transcribed the thread below:  

LA: At the entrance to the Alexander Calder exhibit we saw last week at the Nat’l Portrait Gallery, there’s a crayon drawing he did as a child. Every time I go to throw away any of the thousands of pictures S has created, I keep thinking ‘what if Calder’s mom had done that?”
Me: just keep the good ones. scan the others and toss ‘em.
LA: er…what if they’re all good? i mean, i know i’m biased, but she’s got about an 80% success rate over up in here
Me: yr biased. yr a mom. even at 80% there’s still 20%  to toss. also the value goes up the fewer there are. If you need me to  sort through them let me know.
LA: yes, we need your gimlet eye! next time you’re in la…
Me: haha. ok i’ve got them dead eyes. I will say my  elder nephew has been pumping out some good work. finally. His early  stuff was a little meh, and fraudulent as I saw marks obviously made by  his mother and the preschool lady. that stuff was hardly frame worthy.

I’m glad my mom kept my shit. Where would art be without archivists?

Circa ‘79 this may be my earliest rabbit drawing. Even then I was using text in my drawing. It also seems I was very aware of the NYC art scene of that era.

The other day I had an FB conversation with a mommie friend of mine about children’s early art work. With her permission I have transcribed the thread below:

LA: At the entrance to the Alexander Calder exhibit we saw last week at the Nat’l Portrait Gallery, there’s a crayon drawing he did as a child. Every time I go to throw away any of the thousands of pictures S has created, I keep thinking ‘what if Calder’s mom had done that?”

Me: just keep the good ones. scan the others and toss ‘em.

LA: er…what if they’re all good? i mean, i know i’m biased, but she’s got about an 80% success rate over up in here

Me: yr biased. yr a mom. even at 80% there’s still 20% to toss. also the value goes up the fewer there are. If you need me to sort through them let me know.

LA: yes, we need your gimlet eye! next time you’re in la…

Me: haha. ok i’ve got them dead eyes. I will say my elder nephew has been pumping out some good work. finally. His early stuff was a little meh, and fraudulent as I saw marks obviously made by his mother and the preschool lady. that stuff was hardly frame worthy.

I’m glad my mom kept my shit. Where would art be without archivists?

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