28 November 2006

self portrait #38


(click on drawing for special notes)

for the last glam self portrait, I was all set to take on the shoe project. that is, until I found this drawing while going through The Magical Childhood Boxes. lookit people, it doesn't get any better than this. my idea of glam as a 9 year-old girl! please note: the heavy make-up (tammy faye bakker-style eyes, yo), the funky (as in, won't-you-take-me-to-FUNKEEE-TOOOWN) little beret, the strappy sandals, the disco ball-- it's all there. oh yes, it's all there. and that skinny belt, which I just KNOW was meant to be a slinky little metallic gold number. I know because I had one. I bought it at wal-mart and remember how I couldn't believe I'd found such a cool belt at my small town wal-mart. but the funniest detail (and perhaps the most troubling)-- cigarette in one hand, cocktail in the other.

my parents must've been so proud.

(the last of the november glam self portraits are here)

16 comments:

  1. That is hysterical!
    I really can't believe that you have this drawing. So amazing. And the cocktail and cigarette?
    Priceless.

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  2. How fabulous that you still have that drawing! I love it!! :-)

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  3. This is the BEST self portrait eve-a! I especially love the scarf blowing straight out, because she's been dancing all night. The disco ball, genious.

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  4. This is the BEST self portrait eve-a! I especially love the scarf blowing straight out, because she's been dancing all night. The disco ball, genious.

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  5. this is wonderful Andrea! Very Glam! Perfect. I may have to send you a SASE for that cape. I'm here in Chatty and have no long trips planned.

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  6. i LOVE it... that's the best damn glamorous drawing from 1980 i have ever seen. look at all that potential and imagination!!!

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  7. LOVE IT! I am sad that you didn't take on the shoe project, however this does top all and makes up for it ten-fold.
    awesome!

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  8. this is classic! i am so glad you chose to share this today because it put the biggest smile on my face!

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  9. so dang perfect! glam to the max!

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  10. please (with a cherry on top) go forth with the shoe project.
    you are so lucky to have your own kidart - :)

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  11. How did you even know about cigs and cocktails?

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  12. you just made my night.... xo

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  13. Disco ball? Oh, that's good. That is so so good.

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  14. all the ladies i drew growing up had cigarettes and cocktails, too. a model i put into practice in between marriages, pairings that both had more than a little to do with strappy sandals.

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