early art from my formative years

Ever since I’ve lived on my own, I’ve had the same piece of art hanging in my bathroom. It’s a piece from 1985, and it’s truly invaluable to me; I could never sell it. You see, I actually created the piece myself. I think it strongly represents the eye I have always had for fine art, and my early appreciation for the nude form. Don’t you agree?

Yes, it’s true — I started with nudes at the incredibly young age of 4 1/2. I was quite advanced for my age, if I do say so myself. This piece, aptly named “Mommy Getting Ready to Take a Shower,” is approximately 8″ x 10″, Crayola on scrap paper. The detail is remarkable. Shall we have a closer look?

I was too young to sign it, so “Mommy” herself labeled it for me.

Now if you’ll excuse me…. the MoMA is calling.


  1. Hehehe – That is so adorkable! Very avante garde mini-Brooke! ;)

  2. Brooke, I LOVE IT! Your understanding of the nude form at age 5 is remarkable :) & your mom is pretty rockin' to allow a nude of her to be displayed online!

  3. That's so cute. When we redecorated the kids bathroom with monkey stuff, I had them each draw pictures of monkeys and I framed them. They're so cute to look at.

  4. That's so cute! We have a drawing my cousin did when he was 8 years old. He's 18 now and graduating high school. I might have to give the drawing back to him now. :)

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