Sunday, May 3, 2015

2169 Team Spirit

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6" $100 click here to purchase

This weekend my high school cohorts rallied and walked the halls of our school one last time because it is being torn down to make way for a new state of the art facility. Admittedly, I was out of control, I broke all sorts of rules, like entering the teachers lounge (the door was unlocked and wide open). . . and drinking alcohol on school grounds (it was being sold to those of us over 21) or drinking anything liquid for that matter in the gym  - I even ran through the hallways (with scissors!) Okay, I totally did not take it that far, that is just too dangerous (in heels). And I couldn't even bring myself to finally write something on the bathroom stall, although I did show up armed with an arsenal of Sharpies for such an activity, but come to find out I was still afraid I'd get get grounded or detention or suspended (and it might even be against the law, I am not 100% sure).




I never took an art class in high school but the art teacher Ms. Meyers let me hang out during my study hall in senior year. I made two works that year, a graphite drawing of a milk pod I found across the street near the pond where all the kids smoked (those kids who weren't afraid of being grounded or getting detention (see above) and a marker caricature of my Trig teacher, Mr. Weintruab -  the likeness of him was much more accurate than my math calculations. 

Farewell WBHS! 
And cheers to the new building! 




3 comments:

  1. We would NOT have grounded you!

    Ms. Meyers would be so proud of your accomplishments in the art world and to think it all started with you sitting in on her class.

    Your #1 Cheerleader

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  2. Beautiful painting as always and fun post.

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  3. I don't think I ever got grounded - if I had it to do over again, I think I'd live to the fullest grounding potential! Kidding of course - I don't know if Ms. Meyers would even remember me, i was pretty quiet back then -
    Hi Helen, thank you! it was a memorable day and evening - we have a good group of graduates, it is a very small town and I still feel connected to it.

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