Ticky Tacky Town


Artwork: Zebra Zensations Mechanical Colored Pencils on a Hahnemühle YouTangle tile.

There’s an old folk song ‘Little Boxes’, that talks about neighborhoods filled with houses made of ticky tacky, that all look just the same. This is another one of the tangle drawings I did while watching movies on New Year’s Eve and when I looked at the finished piece – ticky tacky is the name that came to mind!

Doodlewash prompt: Crayons – crayon translates to pencil in French, so I’m claiming this one fits the prompt!

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

8 thoughts on “Ticky Tacky Town”

  1. I loved this song growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area – we assumed it was about our Daly City, near South San Francisco (don’t know if it was or wasn’t, but still just love that song!) If you haven’t heard it, it’s worth ‘googling’!
    Adore the bright colors in this, Alice! It looks like city meets urban, meets farm, and water. Love your drawings!😊

  2. Yes, I remember this song, which is why I live in an architecturally crazy house! ha.
    Love this….the colors make me want to live in this neighborhood, but I suspect this might only work in Mexico where they do color better than the NW! And the lovely movement in the piece makes it wonderfully animated!

  3. Little boxes on the hillside and they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same… I met Pete Seeger at a mountain camp in Southern California when i was a teenager. He sang this song with us, among many others. Such a humble, accessible, warm person. I think he would have loved your interpretation of the song.

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