The One with the Artistic Grandpa

Thursday, November 19, 2009

All my life up until a few months ago I thought my artsy fartsy skills came from the maternal side of my family. My Malm and Grandma Doris are particularly in tune with their right brain. It turns out a good portion of my creative genes stem from my paternal roots. Right before we moved my Grandpa Taylor invited me over to look through his portfolio. Talk about mad skillz! :) I don't know how people created text before computers and Adobe Illustrator...actually I do know: they created it BY HAND. My grandpa worked in advertising and created many a poster in his prime. Each and every one was meticulously hand drawn, letters and all. And scattered throughout his portfolio were pieces of fine art, like this one:Watercolor and ink. Timeless. I can't wait to frame it and hang it on my wall of fame. I'm so happy to find out this lovely secret about my Grandpa Taylor - who knew?!


  1. Oh, that's awesome!!! I would love to find that out about one of my grandparents! LOL. Alas, I think only my aunt (who has since passed away) was an artist... :)

  2. Sweet! I love family art. It's the best.

  3. Wow! So cool... I love vintage illustration and lettering. I can't believe they did it all by hand!


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