...the many things that you remember as a kid or teenager...

SeanE

I loathe sport on TV...
…I’ve always loved drawing and painting since about 9 or 10 from memory… my dad used to be a professional photographer amongst other jobs…one day when I was walking through the house at that young age I noticed my dad doing a drawing of a girls face… I was amazed!… (apparently… when he was in the British Army in WWII he used paint murals on the side of Tanks and Planes like Bombers etc…

…I asked him to show me how he did the drawing so he taught me how to do it… so as I drew it as he was teaching me he was totally shocked on how well I picked it up… and… in his words… “how good it was”… he soon realised that i had a natural talent for drawing… he told me to keep repeating the drawing of the girls face over and over again until my drawing was as good as his… a few weeks later I presented my drawing to him… he thought that it was one of his drawings… lol!… from then on he kept on encouraging me more often to keep me interested in honing my drawing skills god bless him…

…if you’re interested… I’ve put some of my artwork onto the’Deviant Art’ website…


…it’s only about 25% of the stuff that I’ve ever done but these are the only ones that I have copies of… I guess that I should’ve started keeping copies of my works a lot sooner eh?… oh well… it is what it is… I hope that you enjoy them… cheers.

My d/art account --> https://www.deviantart.com/petersheppley
(ignore the name contradiction, it's just a pseudonym...)
 

SeanE

I loathe sport on TV...
Do you remember SPARROWS, ugly little brown birds, introduced
(why?, to make more homely for poms, wtf)

So, in Vic, and elsewhere apparently , the little fuckers have disappeared

I hate them because, as a adolescent they fucked up my sleep.
At that strange time we were the only house in the street with trees, and we had a Forrest
Parents were country peeps and very early greenies
So outside my window hundreds of shitty sparrows would wake me up at.....
“Sparrows fart”..... literally, around 4-5am

You get more sensitive to your surrounding in puberty, they drove me crazy

And now, GONE, thank you, dreary things compared with fab Aussie birds
This only occurred to me watching fantastic birds around me, next door to a golf course, we have
Lots of lovely native birds

Ummm... You have my family to partially blame for that. Starlings too... :)

I had an uncle on my mother's side back in the 1800's who exported native birds to the UK (Cockatoos, Budgies and the like) and so that the cages didn't come back empty, would import and release native UK birds to make it seem 'more like England...' for all the homesick colonists.

Starlings are now declared vermin and are to be reported and shot on sight. :+/
 
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Hey there resident forum artists, @Mr Stickyfingers and @SeanE ....
Interesting background info both of you
Sean, birds.....has it stopped being legal to export birds now? You see smugglers being caught doing awful things.
I am curious did you also have a talented artist parent?

This trait is present through all of my siblings from our dad, plus mum was a work of art herself utterly elegant
And we were all expected to be great at art, and I thought everyone could draw etc until about grad 6
 

Kingston

Canadian Royalty
I was thinking this just today when opening another sealed can these days they all have those convenient ring pulls on the top where they open up easily and there's no need to use the old can opener anymore. Remember back years ago nearly all cans had to be opened with a good old can opener. I can't remember the last time I used the old can opener. Must have been many years ago now...lol

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I wish can openers were a thing of the past... Sadly most cans still require one in this part of the world.
 
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SeanE

I loathe sport on TV...
Hey there resident forum artists, @Mr Stickyfingers and @SeanE ....
Interesting background info both of you
Sean, birds.....has it stopped being legal to export birds now? You see smugglers being caught doing awful things.
I am curious did you also have a talented artist parent?

This trait is present through all of my siblings from our dad, plus mum was a work of art herself utterly elegant
And we were all expected to be great at art, and I thought everyone could draw etc until about grad 6

Various cousins are arty as well, but I don't recall any of my uncles and aunts and definitely not mum and dad being artistic. Maybe it just skipped a generation? :)
 
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