Friday, August 15, 2008

more memories...



Thanks to Carine b. I have remembered the fun we used to have in our "forest" out the side of our house... playing games, having adventures and climbing the trees to hide away from everyone.

There used to be a fence in the middle dividing our property with the neighbors... they were old and the man used to call his wife Grumpy (which she was). Sometimes we used to be able to climb a very special tree on their side that was hollow in the middle, it was like a huge cathedral but from the outside you wouldn't know this just by looking at it.

And if we made a mad dash right across their property they had a bamboo grove on the other side (a good source for making bow and arrows). But it was very dangerous and we would spend most of the day daring each other to do it... if Grumpy caught you watch out!!!

I look at it now and it isn't a forest anymore, Grumpy and her husband have moved away and the new owners have subdivided the land and houses have been built where we used to play.

6 comments:

Teresa said...

love your art!

teresa
http://www.teresaksheeley.typepad.com/

tangled sky studio said...

i love the beautifully layered background in this painting....it gives it so much depth. and of course i love the colors.

Dada's place said...

I love your girls just as they are. They're just perfect, and the change you talked about would come naturally, just don't push yourself... your art is beautiful

gryphon said...

These are such great stories you're telling with your paintings. It's immediately taking me back to my childhood days and the innocent fun kids get up to. Your brother looks very good as a girl! :)

Russet said...

Just loving the stories that are emerging for your art work, yummy yummy delicious and scarey too

carine b. said...

I'm very,very "touched" and very pride too!!!This painting is really perfect and your story too.Your comments really encourage me to paint.Thank you for this place on your blog and thank you for your art which is really make me feel good.See you soon i'm very very glad to share in your art (i hope that it's allright but i'm so full of émotion).