Childhood Memories

1970s Horikawa Fighting Robot
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This was my second, actual Horikawa Robot. Although I wasn’t a kid when I got it, I was a kid at heart, partly because I only paid $75. If you could find a mint version with box today, you’d spend...
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Dubble Bubble Gum
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I chewed a ton of Dubble Bubble Gum when I plaid for the Dodgers in the Algonac Little League at the old Lions Clubhouse Field. I think I started playing when I was 10 or 11. Aside from chewing Dubble...
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Life Savers Candy
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Lifesavers have a very special place in my heart, especially at Christmas time. I remember my Grandma (my Mom’s Mom) would put one of those assorted flavor Lifesaver books in each of our Christmas stockings. OMG, I loved the butterscotch!...
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Slazenger OMEGA Tennis Racquet
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My Slazenger OMEGA Tennis Racquet was my very first brand new racquet. It wasn't handed down to me. I didn't find it in the rafters of my Grandpa's garage. It was brand new, with oil-filled nylon strings, and I paid...
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Callen MFG Cap Grenade No.1
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Here's my finished Pop-Realism drawing of a Vintage Callen MFG. CORP. Cap Grenade. I drew this in graphite and colored pencil and the finished size is 18” W x 36” T on paper and had a bunch of friends vote...
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Colony Bowl Bowling Pin
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When I was 16 years old, I worked as a pin-chaser for $2.25 an hour at The Colony Bowl in Algonac, Michigan. I remember working the back during Saturday night’s Moonlight Bowling League and I’d drop a red pin in...
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Orange Tootsie Pop No.3
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This is my Orange Tootsie Pop No.3. “No.3” because it’s the third, large Orange Tootsie Pop I’ve drawn and my 2nd large Orange Tootsie Pop commissioned artwork.  It’s slightly smaller than the previous coming in at only 35.5" x 71.5”,...
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Jar of Marbles No.1
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As a kid growing up on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, it seemed like everyone had their little bag or Maxwell House 2-lbs can of marbles. Myself, I used a mason jar. I still have these sitting on...
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Jar of Marbles No.2
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I was working on our backyard here in Fresno, moving a bunch of rock that had at least 40 years of dirt build up in beds. I'd dig 'em up, pour 'em out on the steel grate of our chaise...
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Hershey’s Kisses No.1
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This was my first attempt at rendering something so shiny. I loved how the color in the room was actually affecting the reflections in each Hershey's Kiss. The only problem for me was that I kept eating the subject matter....
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