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CHILDHOOD TRANSPORT by Tammera

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Models and history
Early scooters

Wooden scooter with a pair of roller skates
Primitive scooters have been hand-made in industrial urban areas for at least 100 years. One common homemade version is made by attaching roller skate wheel sets to a board with some kind of handle, usually an old box. You can lean to turn, or by a second board connected by a crude pivot. The construction was all-wooden, with 3–4 inch (75–100 mm) wheels with steel ball bearings. An additional advantage of this construction was loud noise, just like from a “real” vehicle. An alternative construction consists of one steel clamp–on roller skate divided into front and rear parts and attached to a wood beam.

Pneumatic tires
Before bicycles became popular among children, steel scooters with two small bicycle wheels had been the most useful vehicles for them. Around 1987, many BMX manufacturers produced BMX-like scooters as Scoot. Those manufacturers discontinued their scooters, but some scooter manufacturers were established after years, and still develop similar scooters today; Some are used in dense urban areas for utility purposes, being faster than a folding scooter and more convenient than a utility bicycle. Some are made for off-road use and are described as Mountain Scooters. Besides commuting, sports competition and off-road use, large wheel scooters are a favorite for Dog scootering where single or team dogs such as huskies pull a scooter and rider in the same way that a sled is pulled across snow. Some amish are not allowed to ride bicycles, So they ride scooters instead. Today variations on the kicksled with scooter design features are also available, such as the Kickspark.

Digital Art
Photoshop CS5

Public Domain Images:
Wikimedia.org (Commons):
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Tags

scooter, transport, child transportation, toys, foot bike, childhood, colorful

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Awesome work Tammera love the colour.

  • THANX SO MUCH JULIE…;-D

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    LOVELY AND FUN TOO LIZ

  • AWWW…THANX EVER SO LIZ…;-D

    – Tammera

  • artsmitten
    artsmittenover 2 years ago

    Oh yes i fond of those memories of my first proper wheel …you did it so interestingly :) nice share !

  • AWW THANX SO MUCH HON…;-D

    – Tammera

  • JacqueLynn
    JacqueLynnover 2 years ago

    Yes! Yes! Takes me back. Unusual use of color surrounding it; perhaps some passion here?

  • PASSION INDEED!!…
    ALL OF US REMEMBER THE FIRST FEELINGS OF WIND IN OUR HAIR AS WE RACED ALONG ON OUR TOYS…BIKES, TRIKES, SKATEBOARDS, WHATEVER IT WAS THAT MOVED US ALONG FASTER THAN THE WALK!…
    PASSION AND MOVEMENT AND HAPPY DAYS OF CHILDHOOD!!…
    THANX EVER SO MUCH HON!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    stunning image….wonderful colours!

  • THANX KINDLY ANDY!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 2 years ago

    Superb work, love the framing of this! well done!! ! :)

  • THANX SO VERY KINDLY STEVEN!!

    – Tammera

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 2 years ago

  • FEATURED!!
    HOW VERY EXCITING!
    THANK YOU VERY KINDLY…;-D

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • ;-D THANX FRANCIS!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR HON!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • cs-cookie
    cs-cookieover 2 years ago

    Great work Tammera

  • THANX KINDLY COOKIE!!….;-D

    – Tammera

  • ShootingStars8
    ShootingStars8over 2 years ago

  • WHOOO HOOOO!!
    THANX EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS WONDERFUL FEATURE!!

    – Tammera

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