fisher-price milk bottles
I must have come across a photo of these on eBay and had a specific memory of them being one of my favorite toys. I don't even know why. I can remember prying off the plastic lids and pouring the 'contents' into cups. Even though I was a child in the 80s, my toys were older because I had 4 older siblings, and the playroom contained all these late-60s and 70s toys, a lot of Fisher-Price, mixed in with more 'modern' items. (Right now I'm not moved to paint any Care Bears or My Little Ponies or even my Pound Puppy, but maybe in another 10 years.) I love the colors, this blend of faded and fluorescent, and the tactile memory of play that the photos brought up, and then the mixing of paint to evoke them.
The big draw
I had several pieces in The Big Draw, a recent large group show of works on paper, all priced at $70 each. These were acrylic on paper, around 9"x12". All are still available on my Etsy shop except Telephone Booth.