Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.


February 03, 2010

Beware those bearing crayons



As I continue to sift and sort through all my high school artwork, Argy and Bargy have been keen spectators. I thought they might like the story behind this now-faded ink house, which I drew for my grandparents when I was about 15.

Its a picture of my grandparent's place. The weatherboard house was built by my grandad, who worked for a newspaper and was a printer by trade. Imagine working all day and then coming home ... to build your home. The boys did like the story (though I do have to wonder whether they think he built the house out of Lego).

They were, however, quite disturbed by the ink. I had clearly left the picture unfinished all these years. Can we colour it in now? asked Argy.

16 comments:

  1. What a very clever 15 year old you were!
    (But rather neglectful to leave out the colours all this time)

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  2. fifteen! wow! I'm impressed. it's beautiful.

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  3. great pic!
    Hmmm, I remember 'colouring-in' the pictures in mum's cookbook!

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  4. I love this piece. I'm giggling at the boys response to it.

    I do love your idea of 'cleaning' by the way.

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  5. why don't you make a couple of photcopies so they can colour them in themselves?

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  6. Quite the talent!! I can only imagine them thinking 'where's the colour you dark & mysterious stranger who is now my mother'. My children are forever asking me about my childhood & teenage years, since i met my husband as a teenager, that bores them, they want details on what i was like. Um, well i was at school. I did painting at school, but always admired the drawing set, very skillful & tiny margin for error. Love Posie

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  7. I love it, so beautifully drawn it would hang well in any home, but so wonderful that it is a family heirloom of a family heirloom.

    Frame it.

    Cheers,
    AJ

    PS I hope the collection of sketches is locked!

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  8. It' time to take again your ink pen!
    I'm impressed!

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  9. omg you did that at 15! Very impressed!

    Love the boys comments - always so innocent!

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  10. Oh Liesl that is just awesome.. I want to see more!

    As for the colouring in, perhaps a couple of photocopies are in order?!

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  11. wow how super clever are you!

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  12. You have a gift - that is a lovely drawing. I'm with Vic - hit the copy button! Nic

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  13. Did you just tell them that is what the world used to be like when you were a child? Everything in black and white until colour was invented in the 70s.

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  14. FIrstly it's stunning Liesl, really you should get back to drawing right now please thank you.
    And I think it's sort of of Cute,

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  15. It is gorgeous - do you still draw, as you clearly have a talent for it? Better make sure you keep them all safely away from the crayons though.

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  16. Such a cool drawing. I was not anywhere near as talented, but I do wish that i had kept more of my art work from years ago.

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