Monday, 13 December 2010

TAKE A WORD


CHILDHOOD is our word this week at Take a Word.  That got me thinking about childhood and when I do that for some reason it makes me think of deep or dark images, of the the real meaning behind nursery rhymes for instance, or being frightened by clowns may be.   I thought I might create a girl with her hands to her eyes (you know the one Judy) slowly counting to a hundred in a deep dark forest whilst her parents slip away.  Mmmmm ... a tad too dark do you think?   Yes, me too so in the end I went for a fairytale childhood : soft, dreamy and slightly out of focus.  :D

Credit goes to CAJoline, PlayingWithBrushes and Sailor and Lula.

Thanks for another great thought provoking word Marie.

Thanks for looking.

17 comments:

Claudje said...

Hi there, i love that is a little out of focus, the picture is telling the story.
Great colours!
LOve, claudia

Junibears said...

So soft and such a romantic image of childhood Ann. Just as it should be. Lovely. xx

Healing Woman said...

It's what every girls childhood should be. Soft, sweet, muted..You have done a fabulous job with this one.

Grannie Annie said...

Well I love soft and dreamy Ann...and I love the way these children look like they are cradled in the center of a rose...beautiful images soft and sweet everyones childhood should be like this...just before they pitch you in to the real world...LOL Love your work!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, that's really lovely.

Yvonne said...

So soft and dreamy, Ann! Gorgeous!

Pat said...

Hello Ann
Once again a very beautiful creation, poetry, sweetness, dreams...where chidren are fairies.
A great great moment
Pat

Rosie said...

Very soft and dreamy Ann... such a departure from Dali and darkness?! I hear what you're saying though and thank you so much for the compliment! =)

Sadie said...

This picture is awesome. Just awesome.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

I love the soft and muted look ... it is the perfect childhood image.

Jackie said...

This is lovely, Ann - very dreamy and soft, just like childhood should be.

Lori Saul said...

Soft, playful and the very best essence of childhood!

Judy said...

Oh so dreamy, Ann, what a gorgeous childhood treasure! (had to get my girl out of the 'knickers & vest' & give her a new pretty dress to prepare her for the upside down tree!!) LOL

indybev said...

This soft, ethereal piece is a quantum leap from your usual surreal pieces, Ann. It shows another side of your talent, and it's beautiful!

Ozstuff said...

You did a lot of soul searching as to how approach this week's word and you obviously made the right choice because this artpiece is superb. I love the atmosphere you evoke which is perfect for the dreams of childhood. As Bev has said before me, it shows another side of Miss Ann and her talent!! Fantastic.

Bill said...

This is a very precious collage!

Katie said...

very soft and sweet...I admit, I was sort of expecting a little more sinister for childhood. haha! Love your stuff.