Thursday, June 07, 2012

Sentimental Drawings

The theme this month for The Sketchbook Challenge is Urban Sketchers, which simply means to walk outside and sketch things that are around you.  I've been spending alot of time inside my house, integrating things that are sentimental to me, from my parents house, into my own house.  Things that tug at my sleeve, and remind me of my childhood, my parents and grandparents.  "What we keep to remind us who we are," has become a series in my quilting life.  These are small drawings of a few of my favorite things. 
My mother collected Hummel's, and this is one that I received from her collection.  It is chipped and parts of it are glued together, but I love it all the same.
My silver baby cup from my Auntie Bill, who thought at the "Jamie" was a boys name, hence forth "The Girl Kind," which I find rather humorous coming from a woman named Bill.

This old stapler was always on my dad's desk, and it reminds me of him.

The movie projector, and I have 3-4 boxes of movie reels to watch later.  It might make a great lamp in the future, to preserve it.
My mom's most favorite lamp, that looks like it could really serve tea, and it would be delicious.

I remember this fondly, brought to family picnics.  I am glad they saved it after all of these years.  It is just so classic.

My dad and I both loved old things, and I think this camera will look great on a shelf in my studio.  We both shared, with great enthusiasm, the art of taking pictures.

This has been forever in my parents kitchen, and my mom used it to hold recipe cards.


  1. I LOVE finding new blogs! And I really appreciate your sentiment of using" What we keep to remind us who we are." I recently went to a family reunion at this place:!historic-homes/vstc5=article-2. The Higginson House was my grandma's house when I was a little girl. It's hard to explain to others what it means to go back and visit someplace that has such great memories for me, I think you have captured that in your drawings. Thanks!

  2. I love your accordian house books and really want to try making one...I will eb visiting your blog often

  3. I'd be pleased to enter the draw as I really appreciate the openness of fellow professional artists sharing and encouraging other artists.


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