illustration friday: play

August 11, 2006

My first Illustration Friday submission and hopefully not my last. The theme: Play. The hula hoop was one of my favorite toys growing up (along with Fashion Plates and my Kimberly doll). I spun it around my hips and swam through it in the pool. Later at my high school grad night, I won a hula hoop contest. You didn’t know I was so talented, did you?

This also happens to be one of many post-its I drew for the Post Deux show opening at Giant Robot next Saturday, Aug. 19. Rama and I drew some together, too. If you’re in town, please come by and say hi.


  1. CJ Hardy says:

    I hope you continue to post on IF. This is delightful. The girl shows such abandon. I think some of the most successful illustrations are when we draw from our past experiences. Nice job.

  2. muck says:

    oh, i loved playing the hula hoop! damn good memories :D

    wish i was living in LA again so i can go to all of these fantastic shows! good luck xo

  3. rama says:

    i remember our first visit to toys’r’us where you demonstrated your hula hoop talent.

    and i demonstrated my talent for swinging it to the ground almost faster than i put it around my hips.


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