I think I’ve always been an artist of one kind or another. I’m just saying this because your reading my blog, and I really don’t know how or what to blog, but everybody keeps telling me new authors need to blog and so, let’s do this.
As I was saying, I’ve been arting and farting for years. I remember when I was really young, about 7 or so, the teacher told everybody to draw a picture of the solar system. I drew my planets out just the way we’d studied them. Pluto was a planet too, way back then you know. But the drawing just didn’t seem complete without a ring around Jupiter. So I drew a thin little ring around it. I held up in front of me and smiled with my big ole buck teeth. I was so proud and satisfied with the drawing that got up out of my little desk chair, stood up straight, then proceeded to float down the isle over to the teachers desk where I gracefully and happily handed it over to her. Much to my dismay she scolded me. Then all the kids laughed at me and made me feel stupid. But I survived. Yeah, yeah kids are mean and so was I.
But a few months rolled by and I heard on the news that an astronomer had found a small thin ring around Jupiter. Nobody remembered the drawing and I probably wouldn’t have remembered it either if it hadn’t been for the humiliation. I don’t even know why I’m telling ya’ll this story, but I think I’ve always had a good perception of how things should be, and that I seem to dwell slightly ahead of my time.
I used to doodle a lot in class. Kept a pencil behind my ear all the time. It was great, I could draw my ideas and had inventive thoughts even way back then. I wrote a comic book with a friend who had the first four color ink pen that I’d ever seen back in about fourth grade. I think it’s when they first came out with them. All of those things are gone now. I do however have some drawings that my mother found in a closet the last time she moved. Her house had caught on fire and for years I thought I’d lost these forever. She gave them to me a few years ago and though aged they still look kind of cool. I drew them in my late Jr. high years before ever taking an art class and I’m happy to share them here on this website.
Today I design custom stairs mostly in the South Florida region. I design kitchens and furniture as well and although I am very skilled in many of the arts, such as wood, metal, finishing, music, and writing, my favorite art and the one that I love the most, is the art of entertaining people. I hope you enjoy these early childhood drawings of mine and for all of those who purchase my book, I just wanna say thank you very much, and I hope you enjoy it.