This is the first breakfast doodle I did since Mom passed away.
It is interesting to me to note how differently I approach the drawing though. It’s still from my imagination, but I’m more mindful of what I’m drawing and it’s harder to get myself into that ‘rushed’ mode. I ended up with a very different style of drawing. Tanglescape 01-Zebra…[Read more]
Children, childhood memories! Jumping in mud puddles, going barefoot, climbing trees, jumping into huge piles of leaves, swinging as high as you dared and catching frogs in the bogs. Just a few memories of a little tomboy girl who grew up in a very small town in Maine.
Aww here’s hoping your hand gets better soon and you can paint for yourself. But so amazing that you’re inspiring others in classes. And double yay for plenty of laughs… I would LOVE to attend those! 😍
For our prompt of “Coins” today, I opted for a single euro coin, as I think they’re rather lovely. Each time Philippe and I return from visiting family in France each year, we always end up with a handful of coins
Music is indeed a way we keep memories. Even people with dementia, who remember so little, will remember words or things that happened when they heard certain music. One of the strongest memories I have of my mother is centered on Frank IFields version of ‘I remember you’. I think I was about 10 and had walked home during a deluge and was soaked to the skin. She had a fire in the fireplace and hot cocoa waiting and the song happened to be on the radio. There was a break in the rain and the sun broke through the clouds and through the window as it was playing. I truly don’t know if I like the song but it has tremendous meaning for me.
It’s so true that plain old pocket change from a trip abroad can hold so many memories. My daughter spent three months in Strasbourg as an exchange student in the ’80’s and came home with a pocket full of French, Belgian and Swiss coins which she gave to me to hold. I added them to the several national denominations I came home with from a two year tour in the Med courtesy of the Navy in 1968. My dad gave me some coins which he picked up in the Marines in WW2, along with some Russian coins his dad picked up during and after WW1 in the Army’s Polar Bear Expedition against the Bolsheviks in 1918-20. I also will add the Walking Liberty half dollar that I have carried for 40 years in my banking career, plus a few Roman bronze pieces from the Constantinian era.
One grandson is interested in coins and guess who will get this hoard! He knows and appreciates all the stories that go along with the pieces – there is about $5 worth of coinage but so many stories, that Andrew will certainly feel rich!
Aww! That’s awesome. I was working at a gas station when I was in high school and a young boy came in to buy something. He paid me with these incredibly beautiful unused coins. I suspected he stole them from his father’s coin collection. But who knows, it may have been his own collection. After he left I bought the coins from the register and took them home to my dad who bought them from me. Dad didn’t have a real collection, he just liked to save things he found interesting. When he died there was a whole safe deposit box of interesting coins that were worth mostly face value. Lol I think I still have some in a can somewhere.
Beautiful painting of the elegant Euro! I still have European coins from my after-college trip in 1972. Back then, things were more interesting – there were lira and francs and many more from the individual European countries. They do remind me of wonderful memories from that time.
We always use our local currency euros(France ,Spain,Italy ,Germany ,Belgium ,Netherands)In the USA
the mighty $ the euro is of course foreign currency you made a beautiful doodle of 1Euro coin.Great job!!
I love it when some small little item evokes many wonderful memories. I may not remember what I did yesterday, but I can see a trinket in my house and go back in time to revisit that moment. I’ve never seen an Euro coin before, but because of your little sketch, I now know what they look like. 🙂
Wonderful rendering of the Euro and wonderful memories too! I recently found a little coin purse with Euros left over from my trip to France and just seeing it brought back so many wonderful memories!!!
For our prompt of “Bricks” today, I wasn’t quite sure what to create, but opted for this bit of brick building with a glimpse of a window. I love older buildings like this where a bit of craftsmanship was
Sometimes I think the American populace is too hyped up, feeling they have to be doing something – anything – producing – sleep is optional. They’re so busy hopping to the next thing, they don’t take time to enjoy the simple life. Here’s to a quiet weekend of savoring the simple things!
Great bricks Charlie! I have lived in two brick houses. I would not recommend a little one in the summer time in Virginia. Hot was an understatement. The one in Vermont was much more comfortable. Enjoy your weekend! I am off early tomorrow morning for a 4 hour ride to Mom’s and back again late tomorrow night. Hoping to squeeze in a few photos of the foliage for some watercolor paintings.
Such a gorgeous building!!! I myself am also very intrigued with old buildings. Wow some amazing beautiful architectural elements to so many of them or amazing history. I feel just being super creative opens us up to wonderful adventures and also the serene gentle times as well in our art. Happy weekend. Wow where did the week go? lol 🙂
Nothing going on here this weekend either. Mainly just lying around continuing to heal my back.
Up to the age of 10, I lived in a cement block house. It was not as ugly as it sounds. It was painted, and it was nice and cool in the summer. The yard was full of giant oak trees. There were a bunch of kids in the neighborhood, and I was the oldest, so I was the “boss.” . I come by my bossy nature from those formative years. Lol The lady next door was quite the gardener. I think I love phlox and snapdragon flowers because of her. I also remember a giant purple eggplant. I must have been impressed to remember it all these years later. And I don’t even like eggplant. Haha!
Lovely brick walls and windows. I think brick houses are much more interesting. However, living in an earthquake area, I would not want to live in one. Around here, they seem to be tearing down anything with property so they can put in ugly box apartments. Nothing like the beautiful old brick apartments with character, like I lived in when I was single. 🙁
Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Yeah, it’s sad to see the new construction go up. It’s cheap and boring and lacks all the character of the older buildings. I had a loft when I was young with exposed brick walls. Loved that place! So much character!
Lovely painting, Charlie! Always wanted to live in a house with a real, honest to goodness big enough to be a room of its own, attic. There’s something mysterious and romantic about an attic full of memories.
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