|"Childhood Happiness," 5 by 7 watercolor, 5 by 7 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press paper|
There are many images of childhood, but one that first came to mind was a bicycle.
They were freedom and friendship and fun, for hours as a youngster, even as a young teen. Yesterday, I saw three youngsters--all smiles and fund and sparkling eyes-- peddling away on their bicycles in Hafer Park, while their young mother jogged along, trying to keep up.
Childhood. See, even thinking about your time riding a bike, or your different bikes, brings a smile today, doesn't it?
Then Paul Simon's lyrics to "Kodachrome" came to mind:
"They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day...oh yeah..."
Even the William Carlos Williams poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow" seemed to fit--"So much depends on a red wheelbarrow...."
Just any bicycle, not even a technically correct one would fit my mood, but one that fits with the nice bright colors of childhood, when the sun was shining, and the image, like the memories, have grown fuzzy with the passing of many years.
Daily #worldwatercolorgroup January paint happy challenge.
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