April 05, 2012

My Mom recently passed along my Dad's portfolio of drawings he created in the late 40's early 50's. I thought they were too delightful not to share with the world. My Dad was an eclectic sort and had moved on to piano by the time I was acquired much later. I do wish I'd been able to talk to him about art, these were done at an art school and many look commercial. I wonder if he had thoughts and dreams of a career in the arts. A stint at a art school wouldn't of been easy and it still surprises me that he was able to go. Of course he started piano lessons at 25 and by the time I was around he played the piano with great gusto. I remember him enthusiastically playing ragtime jazz when I struggling to wake up for school. Funny what drives you mad at one time you long for in others. (he played beautifully, I was just an ingrate sleepy teenager)
I hope you enjoy! I don't think many have seen his drawings so this is a bit exciting as well. I think my Dad would of loved the internet!


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Cat
I just love your Dad's artwork.. They do look commercial.. Thank you so much for sharing.. I often wonder how many artists there ar out in the world that have never shown their work... I am so very happy you shared... Love it!
Oh I love ragtime jazz~, of course when I was a teenager I don't know if I would have appreciated it in the morning either... But now I would love to wake up to it!
Wishing you a beautiful Easter.
Come join the fun if you like. Having a spring moussie giveaway.

Suecae Sounds said...

Nice one!

Kate W. said...

I see where you get some of your talent! Fabulous!