Sunday, May 6, 2012
In the late '80s I lost my mind for a few months and applied to a greeting card company that was calling for artists to submit their ideas. It made me a little nervous to send in my drawings without any assurance they would not steal the ideas, but it sounded like a fun gig. Turns out they didn't like my work. At the time I was having great fun entertaining my teenage daughters with cat drawings that had human facial expressions. Oh, well, that company's loss, I guess. I stuffed these into the ammo crate where they've spent the last 24 years. They still make me smile.
It's interesting looking at all the different names I used through the years, signing my work. Tays was my maiden name, that I took again after my divorce. Poulk was the married name I took in my first marriage. McLeod was my second marriage's name. I use it to this day as it has become the identity I've carried through my professional career as a sculptor since 1992.