Chocolate Tootsie Pop
As a kid growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we would hop on our bikes and ride along M29 searching for pop and beer bottles that people had thrown from their car windows. I guess there weren’t littering laws back then. As kids, this was instant income as each bottle was worth two cents. We’d find as many as we could. Bring ’em home and wash ’em out with the garden hose. Then take the 10 or 12 we’d found up to the Pte. Tremble Market and cash ’em in! I would always buy a Tootsie Pop for a nickel and then pocket the rest of my cash — usually about twenty cents!
Thinking back on the simplicity of those days and the happiness I got from buying a nickel sucker with my own money, I just had to draw a Tootsie Pops. This is actually the first I’d drawn in what will be a series. They’re not Pop Art. Not Tootsie Pop Art. They’re Happy Art!
- Title: “Chocolate Tootsie Pop”
- Artist: Mike Pitzer
- Medium: Venus PRISMACOLOR & FaberCastell Graphite Pencils on paper
- Image Size: 16″ W x 20″ T
- Signed & Dated: MPitzer ’18
- Series: “Happy Art”