Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In the bottom drawer in her bedroom, Mummy kept secret craft supplies. They might be for presents or to bring out on a rainy day - things like pipe-cleaners, felt, raffia, kapok and Copydex, the only glue that would stick fabric. Sometimes, I had a peek - then I could say, "do you happen to have...?" And Mummy would say, "I just might..." and go and get it.
(memory book painting)

8 comments:

Duey said...

Hi Alison. I was just looking at your blog today and I was wondering if it would be possible to link blogs? Mine is located at http://brianduey.blogspot.com/ if you'd like to have a look. I'm an artist also. Anways, keep up the great work.

AnastasiaC said...

Thank heaven for mums to always have things around - beautiful memories that you share and that spark my own childhood memories!!

anne E Harris said...

Alison, I have looked at all your work and am delighted! You do hands so well, and have a good eye for details. The soft colors and gentle memories make me want to know you as a friend. I particularily love your childhood memories and thank you for having found mine. At 88 I also quilt (over 100 in my life time) and make books, etc. Such fun.Anne Harris in Delaware, USA

Tami said...

What a delight to find a whole bunch of new Memory book paintings! These are so fun; it isn't just your drawings, it's your deliverance of the stories too!

Jan said...

My mum used to keep a whole shelf in a cupboard in the dining area for this. I was allowed to go and get 'stuff' when I wanted. I knew, even then, how lucky I was! (Alison, I'm having big blogger trouble today! I really wanted to comment on your beautiful drawings! So please excuse the ones that now appear twice!!! I shouldn't have been this hard to say these are great! as usual)

Renate said...

I just had a great time looking at your lovely drawings and reading the stories behind the picture.

Jana Bouc said...

What a sweet memory! There's nothing like arts and crafts supplies to bring back happy memories.

phthaloblu said...

Alison, I love looking at your work and reading hte stories that go along with them. The colors you use are so soft and soothing, it almost feels as if the viewer is the one remembering. Great memories and wonderful art!