I was born June 11, 1973.  My birth is closer in time to World War II than to Barack Obama’s presidency.


Anyway. Here is what I was drawing 34 years ago. Amazingly (gasp!) it’s ants:


Clearly, I was into Formicinae from an early age.

I also have a mother who saved every scrap from my early artistic career. I was never quite sure what to do with these. But now I blog! Thanks, Mom.

14 thoughts on “40”

  1. I just turned 42 on the 6th (D-Day). 40 isn’t as bad as they say. Although I am still trying to figure out who “they” are. I have a few questions for them.

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Congratulations on the big 4-0. I’ll be there myself in a few short years.

    Love the artwork – each ant seems to have its own “path” (maybe chemical trails?)

  3. Happy birthday Alex!

    I’d have to disagree on the ID though–I don’t see an acidopore there. This is definitely a dolichoderine 🙂

Leave a Reply