Oceans and Sunsets



One day, when I was in grade school, I asked my lolo (grandfather) to design the cover of my book report for me.  He was busy working on something that day but without hesitation, he took my book report and began sketching.  He sketched a scene similar to what I did today (his was a lot better, of course).  I was almost disappointed at how light his hand was, scribbling, drawing lines, then putting a little bit of life to it using some colored pencils...  He did it as if carelessly, so relaxed... I thought he was just playing with my cover, not taking it seriously... I was right, he was just playing.  But I was wrong too, he was taking it seriously.  He's heart was in the sketch that he did it ever so cheerfully and excellently.  Finally, he used a marker to write down the book title and my name.  I got a lot of compliments for my work, my teacher even decided to keep it as an example for future students.  Until today, this scene is my favorite sketch and will always be memorable to me.

Funny how little things in our childhood could become one of our most treasured memories, eh?

Would you tell us something you fondly remember of when you were a child?




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14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story and memory. You sketch just brought your story to life. We have been able to visit Hawaii a couple of times, and your painting just takes me back there. Very lovely. Hugs.

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  2. What a lovely memory . A lovely scene !
    xxx
    Susi

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  3. The sketch and story are both wonderful. You are very lucky to have such a special memory and very generous to share it with us. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  4. Beautiful memory and I love how you've illustrated the memory.
    And you make a good point that even playing has a purpose.
    visiting from sunday sketches.

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  5. Love your drawing and how special that it has such meaning to you from your childhood. As I get older, I am finding those childhood memories are so much more special to me, especially since my parents are no longer with me. Love to think back on those good times growing up. Great job! Jane

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  6. What a great memory and now you have this fun painting too!

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  7. What a beautiful post and tribute to your grandfather and lovely, creative sketch!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. Oh my! What a wonderful memory to share. Its a beautiful painting and I love how those rays span and shine from the sun! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  9. Oh such a sweet story. Thanks for sharing it. I was Blessed. Thank you for coming by to see my scripture illustrations. I am so new to this that sweet comments are definately cherished. Thank you for your sweet comment. Have a Blessed Week. XXOO.

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  10. What a wonderful memory and I'm sure those creative genes are part of your DNA too :)

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  11. This is a wonderful story about your grandfather. And even with your words you painted such a beautiful picture of the whole story and I saw the scenery so clear in front of me. You should not only paint you should write too. ... I think I would love to read a vacation story about your wonderful vacation artwork you shared with us :) who is the lucky person currently staying in this wonderful place?????

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  12. Maya, this is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely place to escape for a holiday. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

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  13. That is a beautiful and heartfelt story, just like your painting. I remember my dad used to draw fruit bowls whenever I asked him to draw something for me. Blessings!

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