Farm Scene – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge 1943
Our own Grandma Moses: My Dad’s oldest sister was born in the early 1920s. I spent today going through and scanning some treasures her daughter shared with me – drawings made on found paper. It caused me to wonder a lot about my aunt who died when I was in 5th grade. She was the oldest of 10 and her art and photography has been quite the revelation of a creative young woman with a love for her family and the details of life.
Night Before Christmas – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge 1943
The Attic – graphite – Mildred Burge 1945
The Rockies – graphite and crayon – Midred Burge 1948
My aunt seemed to be inspired by her travels, Christmas, and lots of detail.
Farm Country Scene – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge 1950
Farm Scene – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge date unknown
Farm Scene – graphiite – Mildred Burge 1969
Countryside Scene – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge 1969
Mountain Valley – graphite and crayon – Mildred Burge 1950
Large Barn Scene – graphite – Mildred Burge 1950
I find myself becoming lost in the details of life in the mid 1900s. It is like an eye spy page -the more I look, the more details I find! Very interesting.
What does an artist do when she blows 2 tires on her new car and her sister and family, Sunday soup in hand, come riding to the rescue in their clunkety van? She draws a thank you!
Note: Coup Fourre is a reference to a rescue card in the game of Mille Bornes, which the kids insisted would have helped me a lot. I told them that they were my coup fourre.
Their unabashed joy in the whole situation made it not so bad. A month later, their poor van gave up the ghost itself, but it was useful for several family rescues over the years.
Note: It has only been recently that I learned to illustrate. Much thanks to a class I took during my graphic design degree. Thank you, Jacob!
A recent foray to the zoo convinced me that the most difficult photography subjects there are the flamingos! Beautiful in their purposeful movements, yet oddly difficult to focus on. This is my year of getting back into my photography and learning the ins and outs of my digital DSLR. Fun stuff!
When you have a friend get hit by, then run over by, a box truck while wearing a red coat that she says makes her look like a red tomato, you really can’t find a card for that. So make one!
Thankfully, while recouperating has been painful, she only broke a toe and will be fine.
I love this tiny book that belonged to my mother – probably from the 1940s.