Tasia Erickson

 From childhood it all began

Pencils to sketch at first

To paint watercolors was my plan

I said “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

What fun it was playing with clay

As it squished through my little hands

Building coils, on coils, to beat the band

I said “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

College studies: drawing, painting

And even design, one, two, three

I thought commercial art was for me

I said “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

I pursued Hanna Barbera, tried my level best

They soon invited me, an apprentice I would be

Scooby Doo, Flinstone’s, Johnny Quest

Inker, painter, Special Effects, was for me

I said “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

Love took me to Hawaii, on board ship

Again, a new kind of art for me

Resurrected that watercolor memory

A watercolor portrait artist I would be

I said “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

Dance costumes, Floral Design, Candlestick maker,

Working during the day, making art a night

I said, could I some day have the time to be

The full time artist I always wanted to be.

I said, I guess “That’s the kind of Artist I am”

Years went on and work did, too

Art I always did pursue

Retirement came, it’s true

And the blessing of Ventura, too

Time to take a pastel class, what fun

I really love this medium, can you tell?

I wonder if this was always the plan

Ah yes, “That’s the kind of Artist I am