|Art I Heart|
Share the art you love from your walls, a birthday card, what your child drew at school, that you saw in The National Gallery in London...
1. Choose one piece of art that has a short personal story behind it. It could be something on your wall, something you've seen in a gallery and love, homedrawn, on a postcard, on a birthday card, something by Degas or something by your DS.
2. Take a photograph, scan or download a picture of your picture and post it along with the short story about why you are drawn to it, have it on your wall, bought it, or hate it. Don't forget to link back to the linky so your readers can see the other entries.
3. Link up (it's open till next Thursday, 4pm GMT), leave a comment, et voila!
It's a photgraph, yes, but it's actually a printed copy of a photograph. Years ago my then flatmate, D, bought me a calendar as a present from her trip to England over the Christmas holidays. It had a photo of a pretty English scene for each month. This one was June. I'd forgotten this fact but for the information I found on the back of the frame when I took it down to photograph. I had written: River Avon, Warwichshire; Photo by Simon McBride; July 1990. I'm very impressed with my 27yo self for doing that.
I loved this scene from the moment I saw it. It reminded me of camping trips in the Wye Valley in the mid-1970s. The crisp air of early morning, a slight mist even in summer and the damp dew-covered grass soaking my flip-flopped feet. I could alsmost feel it. In July it was time to turn over to the next page which could have been York Cathedral or a London Bus - I have no idea. I tore out the page and took it straight to the framer. D was thrilled that I'd loved it enough to have it framed.
I still love it and it hangs by the door in my spudy (spare-room/study). I am not at all a hoarder so this goes to show that some of my happiest memories are tied up with the art on my walls. Art I Heart is truly turning out to be trip down memory lane.