Tender sketches from the beginnings of my adult life

Donald78I am going through stuff in my house, trying to reduce clutter. As a result, I found these wonderful treasures from my past.
This first portrait is of young love. We used to sit and gaze into each other’s eyes. True love. This is Donald, but a little stylized. Hey, I was in love!

 

 

 

 

 

oldchefBy the time I did this caricature of Donald, I knew him a little better. This sketch is stained and battered, it hung on the wall for a time because we both liked it. I guess I fantasized at this time of being a caricature artist. Working full time at Boeing, and mom to two busy little boys, that just never happened. From time to time, I’d drag out my sketch pad and pencil and draw a couple more pictures. That’s as far as it got.

 

 

 

 

dtom81This sketch is from a photo, It was when Tom first started to smile. All of the other sketches here were done from life with a pencil and an eraser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

popcornThis is a sketch of Donald with our two boys, eating popcorn. It was a pretty typical evening for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

josiah8This last sketch is Josiah when he still went by the name Dan. He was an artist in his own right starting from a very tender age.

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4 Responses to Tender sketches from the beginnings of my adult life

  1. Leslie White says:

    I’ve done this very same thing, Mimi. I have even framed a few of the most special for my family members. They remember them, too. These are wonderful. Thankyou for sharing them.

  2. Sue Pownall says:

    Thank you for sharing these. They are lovely.

  3. Cindy D. says:

    Yes! It’s Spring! (sort of!) We are also trying to reduce clutter around the place. Quite a lot of it. We are not neat. :) Very fun collection! Wonderful little life studies.

  4. IntenseGuy says:

    These are better than a “family photo” album!

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