“Old Kid (Notebook Drawing)” by Richard F. Yates

old kid (6 dec. 2018) by rfy - (peg)

[December 2018 – Ink on paper with digital embellishments and color.]

This is one of my final drawings in this big, old, heavy notebook, which I started back in April (2018.) Took me almost 9 months to fill it!!!

notebook (6 dec. 2018) by rfy - (peg)

My notebooks are a conglomeration of drawings, to-do lists, stories, “tape-ins” (like postcards and notes written on the back of receipts and travel brochures and so on), as well as your standard journal-style ramblings.

I’ve kept a diary / journal since I was 7 or 8 years old (the better part of four decades,) and I now have several banker-boxes full of these books. Going back to old notebooks and reading through them can be a real adventure! (Especially since I have a poor memory. It’s funny how many things I’ve lived through that I don’t remember doing! Brain damage!!!)

So, with my most recent book full, it’s time to start a new one! I have a whole wall of books to choose from because people give me new notebooks all the time. I pack a journal with me everywhere I go, so I can write notes to myself, do a little drawing, write a draft of a story or poem, or smack any hornets that are buzzing around—and at some point people started giving me notebooks as gifts. Haven’t had to BUY one in years!

Thanks for stopping by! And take my advice: keep a journal. They can be very therapeutic, and an excellent weapon against the horrific hornet hordes! See ya!!!

—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.)



About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)
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