Sunflowers and Butterfly | Sunday Sketch


Sunflowers and Butterfly

I was busy painting my nails one day, my thoughts were quite preoccupied.  The nail polishes, thin brushes, sponge - the whole nine yards - were spread on the table.  Hubby was quietly watching a tv program.  Suddenly, a soft knock on the door gave away who was outside - my young friend from the upstairs apartment.  She's quite comfortable at our place, she often comes and stays for a while.  I thought she'd be too young for my nail polishes... or else that I don't want my polishes spilled all over... I decided, we should draw on paper instead.


"Do you like drawing?"  I inquired.  "I could draw the universe!"  She said.  I was curious.  "Oh well then, how about you show me?"  I spoke enthusiastically as I bring out some paper and colors.   For some reason, I have accumulated a good assortment of colored pencils, pastels, acrylic paint, watercolors... I was attracted to the colors maybe, though, I knew nothing of the arts.  She chose the colored pencils and I picked up the pastels.

She drew a blue sky.  Then scattered planets and stars all over.  A line from one end of the paper straight through the other was the ground.  On it were her, pointing to the stars, and me watching them.  Creative!  Five, six... pages of drawings she had, one for each of the people she cares for including myself and my husband.  Yay!

While she drew the universe, I was content with my own little corner of the world surrounded by bright yellow sunflowers and a blue butterfly. It was a winter day, snow was on the ground.  I was missing those cheerful flowers that grew wildly alongside the roads in the city where I grew up.

What kinds of things reminds you of beautiful memories in your childhood?




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15 comments:

  1. What a precious post, dear Maya :) You are such a lovely inspiration to all ages. Hugs to you, dear one!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much Stephanie. Your words are kind and encouraging. Hugs to you too ;-)

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  2. That's a sweet story and beautiful artwork to accompany it. There's a tree that was behind my grandmother's house where my cousins and I used to play as a child. I've sketched from memory a couple of times. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Arnoldo, I appreciate your comment. Oh that tree must be full of memories. Is your sketch on your blog? I would like to see that one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely painting and post! I had a happy childhood. Thanks for your lovely dreamy comment on my castle window.

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    1. Thank you Christine. It was my pleasure.

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  4. What a lovely read your post is today!! Your young visitor is very lucky to found neighbours so creative encouraging as you! I love your bright happy flowers - just as butterfly flies past! wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Mandy :-) At first I thought, the mother was subtly having me baby sit. Maybe, but I sure found friendship in the little girl too and I appreciate her company.

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  5. I so enjoyed reading your post today. How lucky for the girl upstairs to have such a wonderful friend and neighbor.
    I love the ocean and one of the reasons may be because I had so much fun there with my cousins. It is definitely my happy place and I paint it often.
    Your sunflowers and butterfly are both colorful and filled with energy.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, very kind of you. I think I am just as lucky as she is. Wonderful indeed to have a trusting relationship like that between neighbors. I love the ocean too, oh so many great memories there. Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. I agree with ginny, you both are lucky!

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    1. Yes, I agree as well :-) It is a pleasure to have such a friend.

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  7. beautiful story and experience. I'm sure you're creating some beautiful memories for your visitor as well. And a sweet art work to remember it all by.

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    1. Thank you so much dear, for those kind words.

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  8. Your sunflowers are absolutely lovely. So bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your art and memories with us. :)

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