Monday, July 5, 2010

I had a rabbit...


When I was little I had a rabbit… his name was Rabbit, when I was little I also had an imaginary friend… his name was January.  I still have my Rabbit but I don’t need January so much anymore.  

Although he sort of came back when I started this blog... I kind of imagined myself typing these words to him, it made it easier somehow having someone in mind to be 'talking' to.  

I don't remember much about January but I do know he always wore black and I know he was a him.  My mother, who also had imaginary friends when she was little, said she thought January came while I was waiting for my brother, who was two years younger than me, to get interesting.  I could say something nasty like January is around even now because I am still waiting for my brother to become interesting... but that would be very unkind so I wont do that because he is a good brother.

So this next series of works are going to be about friends, imaginary and otherwise... and it is funny, last weekend I watched Donnie Darko.



18 comments:

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Here's to imaginary friends! Your rabbit is really cute. That rabbit in Donnie Darko freaks me out.
Sending you hugs and look forward to seeing your new series emerge. :)

Julia said...

loove this post...so cute...about you and your brother...I smiled...xx..julia

Jacqueline said...

Such a lovely post! It made me smile! I had a dwraf rabbit and his name was PooPoo. Really cute guy! This painting is so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

jenny said...

Oh love this one Katherine....sweet rabbit and cute post :)
Jenny

tammy said...

great idea for a series. can't wait to see what comes next.

softearthart said...

Love the softness of the light, and the rabbit is so cool, also the girls hair and pearls are great. cheers Marie

Mel said...

I haven't even seen Donnie Darko ~ can you believe it! I'll add it to my DVD list now. :)
Love the name January.
Mel
x

Micki said...

Love this post!!
I would of loved to of had an imaginary friend when I was little, I spent a lot of time being scared of things that weren't there, I thought I had a vampire living in my wardrobe at one time and I was too scared to put my arm out and switch my bedside light on at night in case he was there, but the even siller thing is I couldn't sleep with the light on, it had to be pitch black in my room or I wouldn't sleep at all, I must of scared myself to sleep every night for years!!

Micki x

Tara said...

That is the coolest name for an imaginary friend. Some people think they are actually your guardian angel; kids can see these things because they haven't become skeptical grown ups yet. So if that's true January will still be around. That's nice isn't it. :) x

NatashaMay said...

How cool! :) I never had an imaginary friend but always wanted one. :)) Ever since I saw that movie Drop dead Fred. :))

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Jennifer said...

Aww... so cute! I love this piece. Your work is beautiful! So glad you posted your blog on the Flying FB page.

Fellow Flyer... Jennifer

www.studiojru.com

simplydelicious said...

I had an imaginary friend growing up....her name was Belinda and she was oriental. I was obsessed with being "Chinese". I would slant my eyes and ask my mother in my most Mississippi twang "What would I look if I was Chinese like Belinda?" I am a psychiatric nurse now...maybe I was a little crazy even back then!! Love your rabbit!!

~Karen

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I LOVE those two! ♥♥
Anna used to have an imaginary friend named Jaque that we had to put out the front door every evening so she would sleep.

nikid said...

Love your post! My 8 year old started having an imaginary friend named, Louie when he was 2 and even though Louie does not visit much he still makes unexpected visits and is always welcome!

PBsArtStudio said...

Very cute painting and very cute post! :D Patti

rachel awes said...

this is all so sweet!
i had imaginary friends too!
& i looooove rabbits
(they've been bounding lately in our backyard!).

Juliette Crane said...

Love Donnie Darko and I can see that same imagination twist coming out here in this piece. So lovely, it give me the shivers.

best wishes to you!
juliette

Robin Norgren-Well of Creations said...

love the softness and warmth....
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-Robin