Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Aliens and woodland scenes

Exactly what goes through the mind of an eight year old, when she's wielding her paints and crayons may never be known for sure. SW has been very productive of late, and this picture, 'An Alien Party', caught my attention for a number of reasons. Who could blame the aliens for celebrating 100 years without having to endure a human invasion? Perhaps a little more worrying is the sign pointing to a risky looking asteroid ride. In case you can't see it clearly, it reads, "Asteroid ride this way. Warning: 90 - 100, because if you die, you don't lose as much of your life."


On the other hand, some pictures are inspired, and the source of the inspiration is revealed eagerly. This second work is based on a painting by SW's great great grandfather. I love it, and I know he'd love it, too.

A woodland scene by Speckly Woo.

A woodland scene by A.J. Gregory.

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  1. SW's work continues to be completely charming -- she is displaying the family talent!

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  2. You certainly have some artists coming up in the family! I'm impressed by each one!

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    1. Betsy, so nice to have you drop by. Thank you.

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  3. Wonderful. I imagine that is really what the comet 'we' just landed on might look like!

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    1. Yes, I think those aliens know where they're best off!

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  4. I'd say he'd love it as well, and you'll have to hang this up right next to the original one! You simply must! I rather like the choice of a rich blue stream, and the leaves falling to the ground are so very realistic. Quite a pro at the brush at such an early age!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. A suitable frame, and we're good to go.

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    1. Glad you like it, Christine. There's an awful lot of joy in her work.

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  6. Of course he would love it, and be very proud too.

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    1. I think you're right, Nell. He left four years before SW arrived, but perhaps they passed each other along the way.

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    1. Nothing quite like a child's artistic expression to inspire, I agree Gabrielle.

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