Sunday, August 3, 2014

Home Sweet Home

My youngest brother and his three children can draw. We always said they inherited that art from our mom, but who knows? All I know is that the talent skipped right over me! I have trouble with stick figures ;(

Some 35 years ago, my brother F.  drew this picture of our family home. We have lots of photos of those front steps and Mom's roses and flowerbeds, but I like his interpretation the best.

I can still see us sitting on those steps waiting for my dad to drive in from his work. My brothers were usually dressed in their sports uniforms waiting for Dad to make it in time to drive them to their practice or game. And I was counting down the minutes until I would be late for my piano lesson.

And as for Mom, she was waiting to put the dinner on the table and finally have her family back together after a very busy day.

Update: Oops! I am such a poor photographer! Now I see my "selfie" in the reflection! Oh, well! ( Seems those are my Mom's favorite words.)


Paulette said...

Lovely picture and sweet memories.

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely sketch.

Mrs. Micawber said...

It's very lovely indeed - I like the shadow cast by the eave, and the scrollwork on the porch with the roses growing up it. A photo would be all hard edges - this is much nicer!

A Quiet Corner said...

A talented man!...:)JP

Donna Wilkes said...

I love to collect artwork from family. I did not notice your selfie until you mentioned it. I did so love your Dutch shelfie!

Jill said...

What a sweet picture to have hanging! You're lucky to have it!

Janie Junebug said...

I love your brother's drawing. I wouldn't have noticed the selfie if you hadn't mentioned it. My children are good artists. I don't know anyone else in my family or their father's family who can draw. It's a gift from God.