Once upon a time there was a young boy named Garrison who lived in a very small house near the edge of the woods. His family had moved to this house recently when his dad got a new job far from the city. This
10/22/19 Moonlight I was driving east away from the Gulf of Mexico and I could see the colors of sunset in my side view mirror but ahead the moon had risen from behind some clouds into a fading blue sky. It’s usually the beautiful colors of a sunset that grab my attention but there was something so captivating in the simplicity of this rising…[Read more]
For our Doodlewash prompt of “Lantern,” combined with the Inktober prompt of “Treasure,” I opted for a quick little doodle of a lantern-lit treasure map. Though finding treasure seems like the most amazing thing,
Nice idea for today’s prompt!!! I remember going on treasure hunts when I was a kid…quite an adventure since I’m not sure any of us knew what treasure we were actually hunting. When it comes right down to it…it’s the adventure itself that’s the treasure. IF an actual treasure chest ever was found it would mean the adventure was over…wouldn’t want that to happen. Let the adventure continue!!😊😍
Fantastic, Charlie! I always love a well told mystery that can keep me in suspense until the very end. Treasure hunting has its suspense too. Will there really be a worthy treasure at the end of the search? As artists we search for what makes us happy, satisfies our desire to learn and what continues to challenge us. It’s a great journey and hopefully we all have fun in the DOing!.
In movies, the Macguffin is the object, whether treasure or the award to be won, something that the plot can hang around. It’s pretty unimportant what it is – it’s the struggle to find or win it that counts. I’ve often thought that real life is a lot like that. How much more peaceful it would be if people could recognize the macguffins and just enjoy the story.
As a kid, when you’re just being a kid, you don’t know how good you have it. In hindsight, I feel so lucky to have grown up in the country with the parents I had who pretty much left us to our own devices. We were surrounded by woods and water, we had all the animals we could want, there were other kids nearby to play with, and while we weren’t rich, we had everything we needed. We explored a lot, and found loads of treasure. The home where I spent the majority of my growing up years was an old farmstead. Down in a swampy area fairly close to the house was a big weeping willow, and the farm family who used to live there had tossed all kinds of broken things under that tree. We kids would often poke around in there and find treasures galore!
Beautiful, Charlie!!!! Same always wanted to find treasure and fascinated with the knights Templar and all that from the movie national treasure lol. When I was doing research for a column I did one time I found a story about someone who was traveling in a small boat who saw a cave and had to stop and inside it held artifacts,… from many cultures. I got so excited lol. To find a piece of the past would be just a Wow experience. 🙂
Thanks, Lisa! 😃💕 Oh wow… your story makes me so excited! hehe… that would be sooooo cool! I’ve always wanted to experience something like that. That’s probably why I like playing video games like that! hehe
The daily small victories – the day’s doodle – make the journey all the more fulfilling. And not knowing exactly where the final X is located ensures that the journey will never end! It’s a great life for sure!
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