Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Friday, April 30, 2010

You Give Me Wings

In my Yahoo Sketchbook group we are doing a round robin. Each month we get another member's art book with a theme, add our own artwork, then send it on to the next person.

The theme for the book I just finished was "You Give Me Wings" and for some reason "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins popped into my head. I Googled for song lyrics and could even watch that scene from the movie. The lyrics fit the theme even more than I realized at first: "With tuppence for paper and strings/ you can have your own set of wings/ With your feet on the ground/ you're a bird in a flight/ with your fist holding tight/ to the string of your kite..."

So I made kites, lots of kites. Added them to the journal spread atop a sky of acrylic paints, rooftops in Inktense colored pencils, the words printed out and Mary's feet from a magazine and a happy, happy page was born.

I haven't flown a kite in a long time but I do try to play childlike everyday, in my art and in my heart. \

What are some childlike things you could do today?