Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Antique Crayons

These are the same crayons my great grandfather Jack Sr. used. We've got it pretty good a hundred years later with the Crayola family and all of their colorful glory. These MB crayons are from around 1918, and they're horrible. No pigment and all wax. Its like trying to draw with a birthday candle!

Jack Sr. was awesome! He walked 18 holes into his nineties, and he could hand-make Rolex watch parts . He made these cool little animals to go on top of our croquet wickets. He once impaled his "goodies" when he tried to walk on the top of a picket fence ( yeah, I know, and he was in his seventies...)

"Antique Crayons", 2006

6" x 6", oil on Red Oak cradled Masonite

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