You remember when you were a kid and you played all day in your castle? Do you remember? Come on. . . .you know you do! Remember! It had that big draw bridge that you pulled up to keep those nasty trolls out. And it had the big moat around it. Remember? And there was that time that you slayed that mean and nasty dragon! Remember! It's all coming back to you now, isn't it!
Mine wasn't a castle, it was a log cabin. I remember my dad bringing home this huge cardboard box from a job site and my sister and I drew on it, had our dad cut a make-shift door and some windows and we played Little House on the Prairie. Guess which character I played! Yep, you guessed it, Half-Pint, aka Laura Ingalls. I was sassy, even back then.
But it doesn't matter if you had a castle or a log cabin. It was the thrill of using your imagination. Remember how real it seemed! How much fun it was. To imagine that you were someone else, or to be in a different place? Wow. . . .if we could only capture that as adults.
Well, that's what I was thinking yesterday evening while I was sketching. I've always loved to draw, even though they were mostly stick figures back the.
Since I grew up in the boonies and in the 70's, there wasn't much tv back then and you were lucky if you got more than three channels. That's all we got. So I spent most of my time outside. One thing that I loved to do, was to lay in our front yard with my sister, looking up at the clouds trying to see you could see the most 'shapes'. I can't tell you how many elephants, lions, horses, pigs, cows, birds, bugs and snakes we saw in those clouds. We practically lived in a 'farming jungle'. It was so much fun and we could do it for hours. I miss that! I'm lucky though. I get to use my imagination on a daily basis.
While I was sketching these images of Sassy Sally, I found myself wondering. . .what does she see? What is she thinking? Hmmmm. If you weren't thinking it before. I bet you are now! LOL See, you're using your imagination already!
Wouldn't it be great though, if as adults, we would take a little time to actually use our imaginations like we did when we were kids. I mean seriously. When was the last time you saw a unicorn in the clouds? I bet if you look hard enough, you'll see one and if you imagine hard enough, I bet that you could fly on a magical adventure!
And as always, feel free to leave me suggestions or drop me an email. I'd love to hear your ideas.