snail mail and children’s art

Art portfolio- my work

I love snail mail. (I think I might have said that before)

Talking about letters….the other day on the way to the park i found this page (don’t know if its from a letter or a journal)

It says:

“Women and Home

October 1958

Anne Sherwood.

Small things

Lonelyness(sic) dearest had its pleasures.

An old strange book a birds bright wing.

A task complete – such simple treasures.

Now to our common hoard I bring.

The scent of rain, the leaves soft falling

In autumn nights; plain country fare,

A child’s swift question, or its calling

To some discovery to share.

My loves were such as need not fret you

Each incomplete, a jigsaw part;

These things I loved before I met you

Are yours now – given with my heart.

I love finding things like this- i felt like an explorer finding a relic.

I also love children’s art.

And like any proud mama I especially love my own son’s drawings, although the only thing he likes drawing is tractors:

But I don’t mind…

The other day my dear friend Karen combined the two!  I received a lovely letter as well as this ‘painting’ which her daughter Kaylee did:

They do have rabbits, so I presume it’s a portrait of one of them?

On the side she quoted from one of my favorite books as well- Alice in Wonderland:

 “There is a place like no place on Earth.

A land full of wonder, mystery and danger!

Some say to survive it you need to be as mad as a hatter.  Which luckily I am”

unfinished sketchbook drawing

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