“grandpa plays the popeye ge-tar”, 3 x 3 inches, acrylic on photopaper.

I got an email from Gary A. Bibb who is putting together a mail art show of guitar themed work, to be shown at Buffalo Brothers Guitars, asking me if I wanted to participate. Of course my first thought went to an old picture of my grandpa and my cousin, Michael. The photo also included me and my brother, but I cropped us out to give it a tighter composition and a more intimate moment for my cousin.

I wish I could go to the Carlsbad guitar store and see the exhibit in person, but Gary is posting the images on the guitar art blog, so I hope you take a look.

I did two iterations, the first square one, which is staying in my collection, and then a second, even tighter, 6 x 4, which is going to Gary.

This is a 1962 ad for the Popeye Ge-Tar from Mattel. It was only $2 an equivalent of about $17 today.