Long lost

I had 5 years of art in high school. I did that by refusing to take 4th year math & physics as a senior (I was going to be a Music major in college and figured I didn’t need it…. short sighted, but I really hated math….see below, I want to rant!).   I took a 2nd period of art.  I also have completely lost all my sketchbooks from those days.

Then I took some art during undergrad, though it was not a major or minor subject.  I had dozens of large pages from a life drawing class.  I have no idea what happened to them.

Today, I cleaned out a book shelf to make room for my sketchbooks of the past 1.5 years.  I found a yellowed copy of a poetry magazine to which I’d contributed drawings.  It was one of those feminist, self-published things done in colleges in the 1970’s.  This is the best of the group.  I surprise myself.

The date above my signature is 10-30-73.  That’s 1973, folks!  Yikes, 40 years ago!

More on my dislike of math…..   I attribute it to the fact that I missed every, single recess of 4th grade in order to stay in and do math.  I missed the math class in order to take Music and the teacher refused to have a study hall as she was instructed to do.   I have no idea why I was so stubborn but I guess I really wanted to study Music at 9 years old.  When our music teach learned of this, he made a fuss but not even the head of the school could make her change.  So much for tenure.  She ruined math for me.   However, my music teacher, with whom I studied for 9 years, influenced the person I’ve become more than any  person other than my parents.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Long lost

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    Wow, how cool to find this old life drawing, Kate!

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