Nancy Wolitzer

Candy Marie

Candy Marie, scratchboard and ink, 8" x 8", 2015

Candy Marie, scratchboard and ink, 6″ x 6″, 2015

The Story

This is the first bird I have ever drawn so I am sure there is much room for improvement. I named this drawing Candy Marie.

Candy Marie was my first pet, a parakeet. Sounds like a prostitute’s name. My mother accidentally killed Candy Marie (the bird, not the prostitute) by emptying my piggy bank next to the cage to pay the newsboy. The bird keeled over from a heart attack at the noise of the coins. My mother tried so hard to save her. She fed Candy Marie whiskey with an eyedropper after calling the vet. My mother was devastated and so worried about telling me the very sad news. But I was calm. That is my nature. I wanted to touch Candy Marie and my mother let me. All is forgiven.

This entry was published on February 17, 2015 at 10:58 am. It’s filed under Artwork, Drawing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Candy Marie

  1. Whiskey!!! Are you sure it wasn’t the whiskey that killed her? 😉

  2. Thank you, Anna. My mother made me laugh by reminding me of this story when I told her the name of my drawing.

  3. This is great! It has a real monumental feel, very nice drawing. And your story made me laugh out loud!

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