Be Kind, I Was Ten!
M Y E A R L Y A R T — This is a drawing I made in 1967, when I was ten years old. It's the kitchen in my family's antique home, built in 1766. I used a black pen and a combination of chalk and oil pastels—I was always given little boxes of art supplies and pads of papers to "practice on," and honestly, I spent most of my time doodling, either houses or cars.
This drawing shows what looks like an antique wall phone, but was, in reality, a specialty AM radio, and yes, I have it in my apartment today. The copper Jello molds hanging on the fireplace are hanging in the attic as I type this, and I still possess the small vases and clay German beer stein sitting on the mantle. The house was definitely a bit crooked, 200 year old houses usually are, but I think I could have gotten the angles a bit better.
It's a bit disconcerting to me realizing I drew this 43 years ago!