For any kid that lived in the 70's and 80's, one would totally understand where I'm coming from. Sesame Street old school was what we grew up on and what shaped us in some way. I know that the old style animation was an influence on my own Art from the fairy alphabet to the little girl that has to go to the shop and buy a "stick of butter" (what's a stick of butter anyway?) etc.
I loved Sesame Street even though my mother always corrected me when I used words such as trash can and flash light as they were not "Australian" terms lol...but hey, who cared as Sesame Street rocked my world and I absorbed every bit of it.
Fast forward to today and youtube has helped many such as myself re-live their childhoods through little ditties such as the Sesame Street old school clips. Some are so touching that I've even shed a tear as they pull at the heart strings of the child within. Below is one of those clips...
I was so inspired by these old school clips that I created a new piece based on the lady bugs picnic clip. I loved that little song and used to sing it a lot and wanted to re-create the bugs having a picnic complete with berries and marshmallows. Instead of marshmallows I drew the beetles feasting on marshmallow flowers :o)
Isn't youtube amazing? I can understand why people use it to leverage their sites and businesses. I haven't used it to promote myself yet, but I really urge others to use it wherever they can as it's a very powerful tool.