Life in Photos, Poetry & Words

POETRY & WORDS :: When she draws, she flies

Old table in corner near window with knotted curtain

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This is Aveline’s little art space — our old 1940s table, tucked into the corner of our apartment, with big windows all around it. At any given time, the table is covered with large pieces of paper, spiral-bound sketch pads, tiny blank books, stickers, markers sorted by color, bits of crayons broken in half, and a few plastic animals scattered across the table. There’s almost always a fedora and a hula hoop hanging off the back of one of the wooden chairs.  There’s a pendant from her baby shower and stars from when she turned two.

And there’s a view, too, because if you duck down and look through the windows at just the right angle, you see a tree instead of a toll booth, an exit ramp, a chain link fence, or other apartment buildings.

When she sits here, wearing an old gingham pinafore which used to be mine, she counts to thirteen skipping five, and she draws letter A’s and numby 2’s and letter Z’s and circles and faces and eyes and airplanes.

When she draws, she flies to a world far, far from here.

I hope she can always get lost this way.

 

Monday's Pretty Things

MONDAY’S PRETTY THINGS :: Foxes

Foxes are absolutely and completely EVERYWHERE. What do you think of this trend — love it or hate it?

fox mask via her flying horses on etsy
Fox Mask via Her Flying Horses on Etsy

Fox illustration via Nan Lawson on Etsy
Fox illustration via Nan Lawson on Etsy

Scion Mr Fox via John Lewis
Scion Mr Fox via John Lewis

Fleet Foxes poster by Alvin Diec
Fleet Foxes poster by Alvin Diec

Children's Play tent with Fox via Snail Candy on Etsy
Children’s Play Tent with Fox via Snail Candy on Etsy

P.S. Even more pretty things.