Tuesday, April 14, 2009
If that small brown rabbit were to listen closely, he would hear the sound of children laughing and teasing as they fished in the pond at the end of the driveway. He would hear ducks quacking and the soft summer sound of a Mama cow calling to her little one. If that bunny were to sit very still, he would soon drift to sleep under the warm glow of that July sun. He would awaken lying in the sweet green grass under the crab-apple tree with honeybee's happily humming around him. That bunny would be thirsty after his nap, and if he were to hop up to the little red door on Storybook Cottage and knock quietly, he would be immediately shown into the kitchen for a nice refreshing glass of lemonade by the Mama who lives there. She would offer him cookies as well, then call for the children to come in and meet their guest. Those kids would push and scramble through the door, honored by the opportunity to meet such a wonderful guest. Then that bunny would be asked to spend the night, and help with the dishes, of course.
I had the urge on Easter Sunday to do a little painting. I love to paint, but don't do it very often because I love to do everything and there's just not that much time in my days. I've seen so many wonderful, fun mixed-media artwork and wanted to give it a shot, so I dug out this little 4 x 6 canvas board and had my hand at it. Nothing professional about my creativeness, but it's mine all the same. I modeled my little Storybook Cottage after a house that we lived in for a few years as kids on Cricket Flat. This little house sits about 12 miles out in the country on 1,000 or so acres. The land was leased out to a farmer who ran cows on it and we were allowed to run and explore those acres at will. There were two ponds on the property as well as an old homestead and orchard. An incredible place to grow-up. I have beautiful memories of those years and imagine that everybody who ever sees that house, including a little brown rabbit, will feel the love and joy that radiates from those sweet walls and want to go inside for a spell. I hope you can also feel that magic...
Posted by Paula at 9:59 PM