September 28, 2012

A Little Tent


When I was little I spent hours building the perfect tent. It would only consist of about three or four bed sheets, but I thought we were pros at making them. This painting is a work in progress with that playful tent memory in mind. I hope to be finished with it by next week.

Do you have wonderful weekend plans ahead? We've been under the weather over here, so it'll be recouping time for us.

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  1. LOVE the colours and you remind me of my youngest he likes making tents out of sheets too :)

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    1. He does? I love that! My kids loved making tents too and having sheets draped everywhere brought back happy memories for me.

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  2. What a wonderful memory - I remember making tents out of sheets too! This looks wonderfully whimsical and I'll look forward to seeing it progress.

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    1. It was fun, wasn't it? Kind of makes me wanna build one again. :)

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  3. I hope you feel better soon. We used to make tents out of sheets as well, and now my children do, though when my daughter cut a great big hole out of one of our sheets to make a window I nearly had a heart attack!! I always stress no scissors now. :)

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    1. Oh no, Natasha! haha Well, at least she had good vision.

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  4. Aaah sweet memories. Loving your WIP Catherine. Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. Love your sweet little tent...and it's complementary combinations of orange and blues.
    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. I love the oranges and blues too, but I think it needs a little more brightness (you know me and my bright colors) so that will be happening shortly. :) Thanks for the well wishes, we're slowly getting better.

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  6. adorable! i want a little reading tent like that! xo

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    1. Reading tent...I like the sound of that! :)

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  7. Oh, this brings back memories. My sisters and I probably spent half our childhoods doing the same thing. Are you going to fill it with stuffed animals too?

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    1. Stuffed animals are a brilliant idea! Thanks. :)

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  8. I can't tell you how many of those tents I made when I was little. Love the picture! And I hope you feel better soon. :(

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    1. Thanks sweet Janet. Doesn't tent-making bring back the happiest memories?

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  9. Tents when I was little led me to a lifetime of outdoor activities and travel. Great memories.

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    1. I love that your tent-making led to a life-long passion! That's so cool, JJ.

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  10. Too sweet, I love that you are capturing a childhood Memory in this way. Happy PPF!

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    1. It's funny how one memory can open up a world of others. :)

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  11. great little tent... I used to make one as i had the bottom bunk for many years... always great fun to hide away...xx

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    1. My girls had bunk beds and there were always blankets hanging from the top to create a tent haven. :)

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  12. your tent looks really inviting. So fun and cozy. Happy PPF

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    1. "Fun and cozy" are two of the best words you could've said about it! Thanks Marji. :)

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  13. great tent! i remember loving the feeling of being hidden away right out in the open when we built tents as kids.

    hope you have a relaxing and recuperative weekend!

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    1. Oh me too, Molly! Almost as good as Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. :D

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  14. Sweet, this will be such a cool finished piece...can't wait!! Awesome idea! Who doesn't remember making tents...so fun!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. I know, I think we all built them! Creative geniuses, us. :D

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  15. Loved tents too ~ yours is delightful ~ lovely ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. I think it's the joy of being hidden away in your own world. Thanks Carol. :)

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  16. would love to crawl inside that tent with a good book and a flashlight! Happy PPF!

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