Saturday, March 11, 2006






On some evenings, just as I was going to bed, the RAF planes returned to their base. I thought they were the Germans and waited for the bombs to fall.


For Christmas I was given a copy of The Memory Book by Neil Curtis. It has about 80 images of childhood memories, done in a variety of drawing media but all the same size, approximately 5 x 3.5 inches, one per spread page with a short accompanying text opposite. I think it is a lovely little book and am inspired to try illustrating my own such volume.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I love the memory drawing idea. Your drawings of those memories are really nice. I imagine if you have childhood issues the drawing can be very healing. Or if you are really missing a family member it will bring back wonderful memories. I couldn't help but think of my grandparents after seeing one of your drawings.

Dawn said...

This is a wonderful project. I love the paintings you've started out with.

Misa said...

When I was little, we lived in Germany (Dad was in the US Army). I had ear problems that caused me to hear sounds when I laid down. To me, it sounded like soldiers on steps. I thought that the Nazis were coming to get me and throw me in a concentration camp.

Deb said...

I love the memory drawing idea and you've inspired me to try some of my own!
Keep Creating!

Tami said...

This is such a great idea! I love your drawings too.