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JENNY 867-5309

~ dry pastels on 70 lb paper
~ drawn live on Mill Ave, Tempe AZ
~ signed on the front
~ 12 x 16 inches
~ sprayed with a protective fixative to illuminate smudges

A pastel drawing of a margarita cocktail and book of matches with Jenny, 867-5309 written on the inside cover. It's a quirky and fun poke at dating and the bar scene with a nostalgic look back at the classic 1981 pop song by Tommy Tutone.

The story here is mysterious, but perhaps it played out like this: The handsome patron ordered his drink at a table at the bar while for his buddies to meet him after work. When the cute barmaid delivered the drink to him, he asked what she was doing later and her number. She wrote her name and number on the book of mathches on the table and flashed a smile before waiting the next table.

Maybe it really was her name and number and she hoped he'd call soon for a date. Or perhaps, like the punchline in a joke- it's what she'd write when not wanting to deal with turning a guy down, figuring he'd realize it later- or his friends would.

It was drawn live on Mill Ave in front of crowds on a busy Saturday night in Tempe, AZ. I set up my easel on the sidewalk in front of the Valley Art Theatre (a favorite hangout from my own youth). People were excited to blow off the steam of the work week and have some fun. They were very lively as they walked the street going from bar to bar. It was fun drawing this and hearing their reactions as they stopped and watched in passing.

Materials used:

Dry Pastels on paper

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