Friday, June 19, 2009

collage: tooting my own horn

Entering grade 8 (the first year of junior high here), I remember that all students had to pick two arts/music type of electives as part of their curriculum. Drama was a definite no for me (13, shy and introverted mixed with drama = fear, paranoia and nightmares); Guitar was full of boys who wanted to learn how to play every heavy metal song known to man, so that was out; Choir (um, yah... again, 13 and introverted with a microphone is an obvious no-go). So what two did I have left? Concert Band and Art. I learned to play the clarinet, as well as the trombone (I have just upped my geek factor by a million points here)... both instruments of which I have not touched since the age of 16... but art has stuck with me... so who says you don't learn anything useful in school? 

ps. thanks to Christy for including one of my collages on her lovely blog, Dandy Bread and Candy!

22 comments:

kim* said...

toot toot

Vivi said...

Toot away - this one is super cute!

farouche said...

You are too sweet! Thanks for the nod.

-Christy

our little love nest said...

Oooh the sweetness! Your work deserves a huge Oompha band! I have very similar memories. ;)

Indy Grrrl said...

So cute : )

Darla: Retro Ways said...

great story and collage!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

great story and collage!

Savannah Renee said...

That is very cool, nice story too!

ABreathOfFrenchAir said...

I wish I had stayed with my piano lessons!

AMIdesigns said...

You may get the urge one day soon to have another tootle :D

readingsully2 said...

Adorable, Valerie.

Imaginary Outdoors said...

I love it! So clean and bright.

wunderbug said...

ha - so awesome!

(for the record, i was also a band geek - flute, clarinet and baritone from grades 6 - 13. with a locker in the music hall, i might add. noice.)

Robert W. Leonard said...

I played the alto sax. I'm not afraid of my "nerd" status!

Kate8085 said...

Very cute!
You know I would have been hangin' with the dudes playin' metal, right?
But then we would have met up in the cafeteria at lunch. :)

Samantha said...

I chose clarinet too, I was awful at it though. So glad you picked art, definitely your calling. :)

Curtis Collectables :) said...

As a future teacher I'm glad to hear that school can be inspiring to some. :)

SleightGirl said...

I played the clarinet in school too.

Elissa said...

i love this one! i played trumpet for 4 years in middle school, so i'm with ya

amanda said...

such a cute cute cute collage!!! love it.

Julia said...

I absolutely love this little collage :)

cabin + cub said...

oh, so great to hear that so many people we musical and in band too! ;)