Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Modern art made by two Modern girls

Years ago there were two little girls who lived up the street who every once in a while would come to my door and sell me...well, anything they could quickly find. Usually they were selling coloring book pages, but sometimes it would be something like pine cones (um, collected from my front yard, I wasn't supposed to know that). 

I always bought everything they had with the change I had on hand. After a while I was getting a little suspicious of the drawings I was getting because one time I asked which one of them drew the picture they were selling and neither one would take credit for it. I have a feeling they were picking up discarded drawings from school, their other sister, or friend's houses and then bringing them to me to sell because I bought a lot. Ha ha ha. One day I asked these two little entrepreneurs what they were going to do with all this money they were getting. They both piped up, "We're saving our money to buy convertibles."

They moved out of the neighborhood years ago (and they probably have their convertibles by now) but before they left, they made this drawing on posterboard for me. Well, I think they drew it.....

...at least their names are on it. And I didn't have to pay for it. Ha ha ha.

They have some interesting imagery. Lots of eyeball or eye related shapes...



Kitties (they knew I liked cats but when Violet saw them coming, she would flatten herself to the ground and hide under the car)...


Ying Yangs (three of them!)...

The earth wearing an "equator belt"...

But no flowers (I just assumed all girls added flowers, well, I do, they're easy to draw). Instead they drew some interesting geometric shapes and cross sections...


Those girls were silly. It was always confusing figuring out who was who because one of them, the younger one, had one major growth spurt over the year and was soon a head taller than her older sister. I wonder what silliness those two are up to these days...and what kind of convertible cars they ended up driving.

In the spirit of the new year coming...


4 comments:

shara said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! One summer, my twin sister and I were visiting my Granny in TX. We collected rocks from around the nieghborhood (yes, including from driveways) and went door-to-door selling the lil' treasures. One lady even took us in her backyard to show us the special spot she would put the rock. Mom didn't appreciate our little business and told us to give the money back. We tried, but noone would take the money!

Maria said...

Ha ha ha. That is sooooo funny. You probably had no idea what the entertainment value of your sales pitch was worth. I just loved hearing those girls pitch. Cracked me up every time. What nice Texan ladies--a special place in someone's backyard? Oh your mother must have been mortified. Mortified! Ha ha ha.

Country Girl said...

Laughing out loud at the very last picture. Didn't see that coming!!! Peace DOOD. Too funny.
You must have made two very silly little girls very happy with your generosity. I can see them now, driving their fast cars with the tops down . . .

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.