Sonntag, 12. April 2015

drawing challenge No 164: GRASS

In my family we love to have a picnic
and I loved to play outside with my sister

Imagine a cave in a clump of flowering shrubs behind the house.
Like in a huge nest my sister and me padded out the ground with fresh tufts of grass, 
built a carpet of it (the adults weren't happy 'bout destroying the lawn)
We played 'neighbourhood' with our friends in the next bushes: we visited us, barefoot, brought some fruits and Schnökerkram, sweets, from the little corner shop.

For this week's drawing challenge No 164 dear Veronica is our host. Her theme is GRASS. 
I have taken my old linocut of green roses {made it in 1993, you find more of it here} have drawn with oil crayon a tuft of grass and added soil.

Strandtreppe, 1970

Strandtreppe, 2015

My sister Irena lives over 20 years in Canada. 
She and Frédéric came for a visit to Hamburg (Mom's birthday. It was her voiceover in a short film by the ecology group in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, started with: "The grass is green, but toxic..." in the early 80th). They are already back in Montréal, now. I have padded the ground of my heart with fresh sweet memories...

Thank you for your visit. 
I wish you a sunny Sunday, outside and indoors!
(in Montréal und Hamburg... and around the world)

For more GRASS please come to Veronica's pretty place 


  1. you both look so cute with those sunglasses, great photo with a picnic basket and all. it's great to have a sister, isn't it, building a nest of grass, i love the idea.

    i am glad you made use of your pretty linocut once more, i missed that dc last year,perfect background here too.

    thanks for the spring posy, small, fresh and beautiful, xx

  2. i so enjoyed seeing your photos
    you and your sister when you were young
    and to hear of your grass world

    that is a lovely linocut, and made new with grass and soil -
    wishing you a lovely Sunday too.

  3. Grass is so common and also so special. What if we couldn't have a picnic or play in the grass... Wonderful how you've combined your linocut with a grass drawing and soil. - eric

  4. Dear Ariane, clever how you used old with new! It's always a treat to see what you'll do with the challenge. It must be a teary sight watching your sisterly farewells. xo

  5. well, it isn't sunday at the time i read your magical post on childhood, family, memories and the earnestness of grass... but you sure bring in the mood of being lazy on a sunday. what a magnificent coming-together you take us on. well into your creative zone, da'ling! n♥

  6. sweet Rose Ariane,
    i love all of this sweet post
    about childhood memories
    that sweet image of you and your sister
    your art work....
    now i understand your comment so much better!
    yes, far away siblings we miss every day, right?

    thanXX for this
    right, left, right ;^))


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