1976-03-21 | Memory | Sad Eye Cat
My first (and only) art class was oil pastel class in 76. I used my mom’s old set of oil pastels she used when she took art class in college. They were a wee bit dry, but there were many colors in a wood box. It was quite fancy. The first thing we did was of a painting/print of a sad eye cat standing in a corner with bricks. I spent an entire week getting three bricks finished. The teacher played KJR (a top 40 AM station at the time). The rest of the class had moved on to the next painting, but I was still trying to get my bricks perfect with the right texture of colors. My teacher told me I had to hurry up, as he needed to take down the painting to rotate. I finished the rest that very day. I have it hanging on my wall at home, now. Sometimes I try and figure out what three bricks I worked on so hard. I think I can make them out.