Friday, January 12, 2007

Illustration Friday....80's

Warning: There is a heavy dose of reminiscing- so if you don't know me- I apologize!
This was fun! A blast from the past! Got the email this morning and it prompted me to pull out my portfolio from art school! Started the fall of 1986- 18 and naive- I packed my bags and headed to Fort Lewis College in Durango Colorado- ( funny just reminiscing about Durango in my journal blog this morning!
The pic is of Lauren and Michelle- the stars of the theater program at Loveland High School- I was the behind the scenes Assistant Director and Stage Manager and an aspiring art student- we would go done to Lake Loveland- and I would photograh them and Megan and Tom- ( which I am going to find some of those photos for the world to see!- Megan will "die"- but sa la vie- do you remember that from French class Megan!)
Well the four "cool" ones would be in front of the camera- and me the "geek" would be behind- which I loved- and we would take the most awesome black and whites- me reviling in being "artistic"- my step dad had a dark room in the basement and a "kindness" that let me develop as much as I wanted to- wow- got to find those black and whites!
Well when I head off to art school- I took them and used them alot in my freshmen design class- so here is the blast from the past and a few black and whites to torture my old friends- boy I wish I knew where Michelle was- she headed off to make her fame as an actress- think she is in Washington DC- last I checked- getting rave reviews in a play- if I remember right- might have to "google" her!

Tom and Megan! wow does this not scream the 80's!
One of the boys had an old truck- huh-loved them even back then- old Fords and Chevys- and the Awesome Four!

9 comments:

  1. Very Very Cool! Loved this! A part of Julia I never knew!

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  2. I think I'm going to die. Major blast from the past. I had forgotten that photo shoot.

    Just for the record, you were NOT the "geek" behind the camera. You were amazingly talented even then. That's why I liked you. ;-)

    I have been,and always will be one of your biggest fans.

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  3. Thanks Megan- believe me I have always known I should not be Infront of the camera or on the stage- my talents lie in directing!
    Thanks for being one of my biggest fans- be it my crayon drawing of a "princess" dress in kindergarten or my introduction to the world wide web- you will always be my B.B.C.P.F.F.F !!

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  4. Julia,
    That was a blast! Funny, I can see your style shining through in that painting, and nearly picture it in fabric, especially that purple part that would translate into tiny knots. Loved the pics!

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  5. it was fun going down memory lane with you :)

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  6. Julia.... Wonderful images and fond memories combine to make a marvelous taste of the 80s. I love your painting! You are multitalented... I am not sure there is a talent you don't already have. Great job!

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  7. Ask my 3D instructors- my cermanic bust and head sculptures were truly scary!... as was my apartment- you had to dig them out to about 1/4 thickness from inside- when they were leather hard- yikes- had pieces of clay all over the place the rest of the year!

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  8. Funny pics! The hair, the hair!

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