Charcoal drawing

3/05/2010 04:39:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 22 Comments »
This is a drawing I did awhile ago that depicts some of the things that I love.  They are symbolic of some of my many interests.  Three of the items are self-explanatory, but two may not be as evident.  The ribbon represents gifts - the many gifts in my life, both given and received.  I've been so blessed to have been the recipient of so many wonderful gifts - special people in my life, circumstances, and of course, all the spectacular, one-of-a-kind jewelry that my sweetie gives me!  lol  The duck represents my personal history.  When I was 3 my father took me to a Halloween party for children.  I was dressed as a clown.  All the children (I think sort of by age group) went up on a stage while the crowd "voted" by their applause for the best costume.  We were up there alone.  Anyhow, I looked out over the sea of faces and I couldn't find my father.  I burst into tears, which of course, made finding him that much harder.  I won the contest - I'm sure it was because I was the only one crying.  The prize was this cast iron duck bank.  I still use it, and I love it. 

22 comments:

Melanie said...

You have amazing talent! I think artists have the ability to see things so differently than us 'regular folk', lol. Thank you for sharing this!

E*phi said...

A great drawing, Nancy!
I think it looks very confident. Wow for that basket on the right!

Maer said...

this is an awesome painting...that's a nice story about your duck...what a memory it holds.

Sandy Coleman said...

What a great drawing! And the story behind it is just as wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

Vicki Holdwick said...

This is wonderful Nancy and your prose is almost as good as your art work.

xoxo

PAMO said...

A wonderful drawing and a wonderful post!! So glad you held on to the duck.

freebird said...

Enjoyed the story. I take it you like to cook as I see a whisk there too. All these personal things make a wonderful still life.

Dan Kent said...

Stunningly beautiful drawing. And I love the story about the duck!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Your drawing is wonderful as well as your treasures.

Jacqueline F. Graham said...

You did such an AWESOME drawing Nancy!!!! I also thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog entry.

((((((Love and Hugs))))))
~Jcqui

Cathy Holtom said...

Great drawing, I like the shine on the duck, you could almost touch it.

curiouscrow said...

Like a kind of self portrait - nice toanl variations, Nancy.

raena said...

Wow, this is great! I love that you put so much thought into what you included in the still life. Wonderful story, and excellent execution!

Socrates said...

What a sweet story. I love the whole arrangement and your rendition of it. You sure are gifted all across the board.

Ramona Davidson said...

This is so good I had to look twice to see if it was a black & white photo or a drawing. I hope one day to be able to draw this good. Loved your story about the duck. Thanks for sharing it.

Mouse Prints said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love this charcol drawing., I have wanted to try charcol but haven't ventured there just yet.
Beautiful art!

Janene said...

Great idea for a drawing, and beautifully executed!

Ann said...

Wonderful drawing!

Michelle said...

Lovely drawing, amazing detail. I think I like the story about the duck the best as it personalises the artwork so uniquely to you.
Michelle
x

Krista Meister said...

Wonderful shading! Love the duck story, even though you were crying and scared. What a treasure to keep.

Sketch Gurl said...

Lovely sketch, Nancy. It seems to be full of memories and gratitude.

phthaloblu said...

Simply aMAZing! The shine on the that duck. That you could get this realistic with charcoal proves how talented you are.