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Like Many of You, I Enjoy this Web Site Tremendously. This is a Place where we can meet Like Souls and share our Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs. We can meet here in One Accord.

But, like Many of you have said, there are Other Areas we Have to, or Need to, Focus our Energies and Endeavors.

I found Myself not Doing as Much Art as I did before discovering AN.com and the Break Room.

Art is One of my Passions; Art, along with Belinda, Nursing, Exercise, Philosophy, and the Outdoors. Like my Other Passions, Art Stimulates me, Fulfills me, and Helps me to Feel Whole.

Feeling that Lack of Doing Art caused me to attempt a Problem-Solving Process. How could I devote Time and Energy to AN.com and all the while do my Art?

Viola! Do Art on AN.com! Well, actually, the Break Room. Hence, this Thread.

So here's what I plan to do: Draw Cartoons and Post them on this Thread.

And here's what I would like you to do: Read them and Comment on them. Feel Free to Critique, Criticize, Question, Compliment, or Condemn my Cartoons. Or just Pass them By. Submit your own, if you Like. Whatever!

So here we Go: As my Dear Ol Daddy once told me, "The Best Place to Start is at The Beginning". My Beginning, this Time around, was at my Birth.

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I Figure the Moderators will Delete any Cartoon they Believe to be Inappropriate. That's Okay, too. I can Learn New Boundaries. Even though I am an Old Dog...

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Every Day around Noon, when I was about 4 years old, Mom, my Little Sister, and I took a Nap. One Particular Day, I woke up while Mom and Sis slept. Wanting to Play, and knowing that the Salt and Pepper Shakers were Off Limits, I sat on the Kitchen Floor and used the Salt Shaker as a Rocket. I Spilled the Salt, Mom caught me, and my Career Path was Forever Changed:

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Such is Life.

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Very cool, Dave. Looking forward to seeing MORE of your artwork here. Have you published any of your works (outside of AN.com)? :)

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Thank you for the Feedback, Ted.

I know you are one Artist who Productively uses his Time Creating Musical Masterpieces. As you are Surely Aware, our Art is an Important Therapeutic Aspect of our Lives!

Thanks also for the Question. Yes, I've had my Cartoons Published in a Couple of Local Rags back when I was heavily into the Public Art Scene, from about 1996 to 2003. As I have Communicated to you before, I Hung Up my Guns when the Public Art Scene became more Work than Pleasure. I came out of Retirement a Few Years ago to do a Mural for the Local Community Theatre's Production of "To Kill a Mockingbird". That was a Great Experience, as I Patterned the Mural in the Style of the Late Great Painter and Muralist, Thomas Hart Benton.

Thanks again, Ted.

And now: Back to Our Program:

I was Educated in the Public School System. To give you an Idea of my Educational Process, I had a Three Day Suspension from High School the First Month I attended for Fighting in a Classroom (He started it!), yet Graduated with Academic Honors.

My Educational Endeavors began Roughly, from the First Day of School in September 1963. The Teacher Instructed us to Introduce Ourselves, by our First and Last Names:

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Freud believed the Personality is Developed by the Age of 7, but White Promotes the Predisposed Genetic Personality Template.

What do you think?

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ROFLMAO! Very, very funny, Dave! You've got a fan here! Heck, I'll become your first "groupie" if you continue showing your cartoons! LOL! :D

(I now remember our conversation, Dave. My memory is one that's opposite of an elephant's. LOL!)

Dave. . . have you ever animated any of your cartoons/artwork? (We've might have had this conversation, too. It's sad to say that I really don't remember if we did!)

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Ted, have you thought about becoming a Talk Show Host? You're REALLY Good at it!

And as Bill Murray, playing a Lounge Lizard on SNL use to say, "Get out of here! I love you. I really mean that, too!"

No. Haven't done any Animation. The Opportunity never Presented itself.

I'm sort of "Old School", working with Pen and Ink, Paint, Recycled Sculpture, that Sort of Thing. When I was given my First Computer, an old Windows98 about 10 years ago, I went out and ordered a Computer Tablet. That's what I use at Home. On really really really Slow Nights at Work, I'll use the Paint Program and a Mouse at Work.

Fact is, the Hospital where I work Commissioned me to Paint a Mural on a Set of Double Doors a Few Years ago. Hmmm... I guess that was my last so-called Professional Art Job. A Surveying Entity had the Hospital Paint over the Mural because it didn't look like an Exit, which was the Whole Point, you know? Oh well. I was use to that, since several of the Murals I Painted for the Community Theatre were only up a Few Weeks for a Play's Run.

Listen to me: I'm Rambling.

Thanks again, Ted!

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Ted, have you thought about becoming a Talk Show Host? You're REALLY Good at it!

And as Bill Murray, playing a Lounge Lizard on SNL use to say, "Get out of here! I love you. I really mean that, too!"

Now that you mentioned it. . . Actually, Davie-kins, I used to be a lounge musician on a cruise-ship. Part of what I used to do was MC (of sorts) a Midnight "Sock Hop" special with my wife who hosted that audience-participated "show". (We were told to do this while the passengers sat in the main theater, waiting for the go-ahead to disembark the ship. It was a captive audience and not all of the people in the "audience" liked being captive. LOL!) I don't know about being a Talk Show Host, but I sure know how to waste a lot of time saying really stupid stuff, all in the name of attempting to be "entertaining". (Ain't that one definition of "Talk Show Host"??) LOL! Interestingly, last night, for example, I was unexpectedly given the microphone to announce winners of a raffle-prize event at the end of the "Healthy Heart Night" that I mentioned in the Good Morning thread. I haven't MC'd any event in a LONG time! But being quite familiar with holding that long, hard thing (the microphone) in my hand, I immediately put my mouth to the task and did what comes quite naturally for me. . . talk. LOL! Not only can I MC a "Sock Hop" show, I can MC a raffle-prize event. LOL!

Got any pictures of the mural the hospital commissioned you do create? Honestly, I would love to see more of your art work. I'm sure that I'm not alone with this.

I have all sorts of animation programs that I collected throughout the years. Most are collecting dust. I just do NOT have the eye-hand coordination like, you artists have, to draw. However, I do LOVE looking at the artwork of people who have that eye-hand coordination thing. You certainly have it, Dave. It is a pleasure seeing your cartoons that you've recently began to share here. :)

Ted

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Now that you mentioned it. . . Actually, Davie-kins, I used to be a lounge musician on a cruise-ship.

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VERY FUNNY, Davey Do! LOL! You're good with the "pen", buddy!

By the way, my loving wife, Amy, would be the one singing. I play the keyboards (and sing back-up vocals every so often). Interestingly, we used to do the tune, "Fever" back when we had a cabaret act called, "The Act". We had "The Act" before working on the cruise-ship together. "The Act" had two main singers (both female), I was on the keyboards, and at one point we had a drummer and guitarist. We did the Catskills for a number of summers as well as produced a few "dinner-theater" events. "The Act" had its start 30 years ago this year! (I JUST realized this!) Wow does time fly! Don't mind me. I'm going down memory lane.

Anyway. . . here's a version of "Fever" by Peggy Lee that I think you might enjoy. Appreciate the 'toon, Dave. Thanks! :)

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I'm really enjoying this thread.

Love the cartoons!

Oh herring... Thank you- so much.

You know, I've got a Cartoon Swimming Around in my Head that has your Name on it!

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