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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ride A Painted Pony

In the painting course I'm taking we are not supposed to give away too much about the content. So, let's just say we are doing a little work with our inner child. One thing I loved, loved, loved as a child was going to the county fair. I loved to ride the carousel. That was my favorite ride. (Well, that and the Tilt-A-Whirl, but that's another story).

I would love to walk around the ride and very carefully pick out my favorite horse and my Mom would lift me up and place me on it. Then I would make her leave the ride and stand where I could see her, off to the side, and wait for me until the ride was over. I would just hug the horse's neck, giddy with joy, listening to that magical music anticipating when the ride would start.

So we are channeling that little girl again this week in our painting exercises. While I had a little of that magic still in me, I decided to do this little digital piece. My friend Kimmie provided a starter image of the girl in a pink dress. In Kimmie's image, the girl is walking in a field of green grass. We were told to put her in any world we wished. So I put her on a carousel pony and had her look back, just for a little while, to a magical world where she's a little girl again and her Mom is still standing a few feet away laughing, watching over her, and she knows she is safe and loved and there's not a care in the world.

10 comments:

Jackie said...

I really love this piece Pam . So Magical . The painted piece is going to be fun for you :)
Hugs,
Jackie

Pam Tucker said...

Jackie: Thank you! I just finished the first draft of the painting. Taking a little break before tackling 2nd go around. It's shaping up! ;)

David Waters said...

just beautiful, both your art work and your words;)

Pam Tucker said...

David: Aww..thank you. Feeling a little nostalgic today. ;)

William said...

Nothing is more magical to a child than a carousel. Your picture captures that magic!

Pam Tucker said...

Bill: Yes, I wish as an adult I could capture that magic more! Thank you, my friend. :)

Pauliina said...

What a lovely creation you did with the girl! We all have some magic childhood memories to share...

Pam Tucker said...

Pauliina: Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comments. By the way, I LOVE your blogs! I'm already a big fan of both! Your fashion blog has me salivating...

Kimmie said...

This means so much....love it! Big Hug Pam!

Pam Tucker said...

Hey Kimmie! Thank you for the inspiration! The girl was the trigger for it all. ;) Big hug back at ya!