It's that time of year again, Summer Vacation is over and it's time for all the kids to go Back to School.
My High School experience was bitter-sweet, I was your typical high school misfit. I wasn't like any of the other kids, was into music and movies of a different time(70s, 80s, and 90s), but excelled at the more creative circulars(English and Visual Art). If I had grown in a much different time and place(Los Angeles in the 1980s), I would of fitted in more better and been a lot happier.
Anyway, I did this piece especially for this occasion. Our Totally 80s teen and her friends(Sarah on the left, and Karen on the right) getting ready for their new school year at Ulysses Grant High School in Van Nuys, California. But again, they are not your stereotypical Valley Girls as depicted in the media. They love to party and they love to rock. And decorating the inside of their lockers with pictures of the hottest rock stars of the Sunset Strip, and the hottest bad boy actors in Hollywood(Tom Cruise in Top Gun or Rob Lowe in St Elmo's Fire). I wish I could of added more pictures to the locker, but I'll be able to do that when I do a bedroom piece. *sigh* I miss my high school locker and bedroom.
Hope all of you are enjoying your first day at school, Enjoy!