Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hulluba Zoo

I wrote this book of children's poetry in twelfth grade Writer's Craft called "HULLABA ZOO", and i thought it would be kinda cool to rework some of the drawings I had in that book.

HULLABA ZOO was the title of the first poem, and it was about a crazy zoo where all the animals were mixed breeds.

Voici le LION-SKUNK. He was one of the first animals I drew. I'm thinking about reworking all of the animals because they're all really fun. 

by Janine Antolin

Dragon-bear, Rooster-fish, Manatee-roo
These are the animals in Hullaba Zoo

Monkey-rat, Rabbit-bat, Ostrich-Emu
Every kid wants to see Hullaba Zoo

Dragon-whale, Squirrel-quail, Peguin-mouse too
It's fun to be visiting Hullaba Zoo

Lion-skunk, Panda-ram, Horse-cow that's blue
Please don't feed creatures in Hullaba Zoo

Tiger-duck, Eagle-minx...
...I'm warning you....
You're making a ruckus in Hullaba Zoo


Leopard-shrimp, Sparrow-wolf
...We bid you adieu,
We're closing down our magical Hulluba Zoo

Gorrilla-snake, Ferret-cat...
...We never knew 
That creatures were hungry in Hullaba Zoo

Monday, March 30, 2009

Deciphering Me

I was perusing around some of my favourite artists' blogs (including my classmates), and I was disappointed in myself for lack of productivity and growth this year in terms of my artwork. All my peers at school seem to have had tremendous improvement on their art, and for me... it felt like I was stuck in mediocrity. 

I created this blog eons before, but never posted anything. I suppose I made a ton of excuses for myself for not getting this thing started... but I think I was just procrastinating. Even worse, I was ashamed of my work. 

Then a friend of mine talked to me and told me "Just put stuff up----ANYTHING. Good or bad. Some stuff you learn from. Other stuff you can learn to be proud of." 

That pretty much deciphered who I was as a person. I've got good traits and bad traits... but I learn from anything. And there are experiences in my life that I'm proud of. If I just L I V E, then I'll learn from whatever comes my way.

So here's to you, SCOTT (scofo), for helping me get this started, and for finally helping me get outta this Artist Rutt.