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Haven’t I Seen That Someplace Before?

For me,it sees to be a season of revisiting old themes.  Certain things resonate with me, and probably have some deep seated meaning, the way recurring dreams do.  At least, these are not recurring nightmares.  Phew!

So, I revisited empty chairs and cats in the window.  So, guess I’ll do another staircase.  A couple of staircases from before:

In honor of the 4th of July weekend, I will repost this.  I did it a couple of years ago, while I was still in New York City.

Then there’s this one.  Not really all that good, but it has a special place in my heart.  After a hiatus of about 5 years, claiming that I’d never do artwork…never pick up another colored pencil again!!!  I drew this.

Thing was, that back in the 1990’s, I was trying desperately to get into shows and get my art seen.  What a frustration that was!  I felt as if I was knocking my head into a brick wall.

I always felt that if people could see my work, they’d like it.  So, now I have all you viewers , and I feel at peace.  Thank God for the internet, and thank God for all of you.  Happy 4th Everybody!

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What about it, Roxy, are you still a genius?

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Somebody put this on my Facebook newsfeed.  Could go for my art career as well.  My plan was to be a successful, famous artist by the time I was 25.  Yeah, right.  In  a world where feces in a can is art, I didn’t stand a chance.  Not to mention,that if I had made it that young, I would not been emotionally stable enough to handle it.  I like it now, I’m drawing what I like, and I have people who like what I do.  Peace…

Although at my high school reunion I was confronted by a classmate who said to me: “I always th0ught you were a genius.  What about it, Roxy, are you still a genius? ”

How do you answer something like that.

A couple of months later, the same classmate walked, by chance, into the store where I do my day job.  There I was in my apron and duster…..

Oh,well.

So, I”ve finished this drawing, still not sure of the title.

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When I look at it, I realize I’ve come a long way since when I resumed drawing in colored pencil a few years ago….compared to a “A Step Up”, both the finished version and the sketch.  The sketch:

 

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