When I was little, my first doll was a DAM troll doll. He’s the one in the middle. His name is Trollee. He’s 43 years old now. EEK! By the time I reached middle school, Trollee’s family grew to include Trolls, Trollette and Trollina. Sadly, Trollina was cast into a vacuous attic full of fluffy insulation by a neighborhood toddler and was never seen again. Before Trollina’s untimely demise, however, my dad and I built a wooden troll doll house from scratch and we won first place in the 1976 Utah State Fair. Which brings me to my Scary Pumpkin Scarecrow…
I drew this fellow because I’m feeling the Halloween spirit (it’s my favorite holiday). When my family saw him they were a little creeped out. They said his eyes were…troublesome. I was trying to figure out where the eyes came from and then I remembered my troll dolls. Look at the eyes! They’re the same. Many times, I’ll discover after a drawing or painting is done that I was unconsciously influenced by someone or something. Voilà! it magically materializes in my work.
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- Rode the tram today with my awesome niece @carol_fried and nephew @jackzacob with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. Then we hiked around my old childhood stomping grounds where my lil sis (their momma) and I played @ohsunews. I showed them the buildings where their grandparents worked. We even made it to our old house on SW 11th fondly dubbed "the shack" which is now a swanky tiny house with gorgeous views of the east. @karmenschmidt
- It was so hot today I was wishing for the Deschutes River and it's ice cold water. I love how the sun reflecting off then after looks holographic.
- Such a cool geological feature. Love Fort Rock. Great hike this am with @jackzacob @carol_fried @ani.eee @bear_schipperke @karmenschmidt! Missed you @sonofhighlonesome . We were the only ones there for quite some time. And the acoustics from one side to the other were great!
- When something stings you…#nocameraskills #whatwasthat #beardrinkingwater #momtalksholeintheground
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