The painting today is of my mother's old record player and one of her 45's...."Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. In 1956, when my mother was in high school, her family moved from Savannah to Memphis. They immediately went to Elvis's house and dug up grass out of the front yard, put it in envelopes and sent it back to all their friends in Savannah. My cousins and I grew up hearing all the stories from my mother & her sisters of Elvis's legendary parties.
I still remember my first record player. I got it when I was six or seven. It was green and white and was a take along ...it had it's own suitcase! I got it for Christmas along with a 45 record of "Santa looks a lot like Daddy".... kind of a bad pick for a Christmas gift for a little kid! But I don't think our parents thought a lot about that back in the day :)
Oh, and the pink zebra stripe paper in this painting...that's a homage to the jungle room of course!
10" x 8" oil on linen panel