First artistic memory

First artistic memory

First artistic memory 150 150 Consie Sindet

A question I get alot as an artist is “How long have you been doing this?” “This”, of course, refers to many things depending on if the person is watching me paint at a fair or has just found out what I do for a living. Mostly, I just tell them that I have been creative for as long as I can remember.sketch_heartThe question, though, always brings back a memory from my childhood. It is really just a snippet but one I hold dear as it is my first artistic memory. It is of me asking my parents to draw hearts on paper so that I could color them in.sketchbook_heartsLast week, another of my favorite bloggers, Alisa Burke, had a post about handmaking coloring books for her daughter. The post so reminded me of those hearts and how my parents had been making me coloring pages way back then! I loved Alisa idea and how it was connecting her mommy side with her creative side.watercolor_heartsI don’t have children of my own to do this for and my parents don’t live close enough to me to ask them for a couple pages of hearts for myself!! So, I spent some time with my memory and created some hearts of my own!heartsJust my sketchbook, a black Sharpie, some cheap watercolors and a new toy…a water brush! (I’ll share about that fun toy in another post). It was a fun way to connect with my own inner child. I wonder if my parents remember those pages of hearts!!doodled_heartSo, Ma, Dad….feel free to leave a comment..LOL!!

And to you folks reading this, what is your first artistic memory?

  • Ma March 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Well, Consie, your ‘coloring’ has way improved since say back when! And the little creative touches on each heart are perfect. The big one is gorgeous. What an artistic ride that keeps on going and going……
    Love, MA

  • Michelle March 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I had an art sale at my third or fourth birthday party. One of my uncles had my multi-media “sculpture” made out of styrofoam letter s, framed. He just took it down a few years ago and I am forty. lol

    from Chicago

    • Consie Sindet March 7, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Michelle, That was so great of him to keep it all these years. I tend to keep nothing so all I have are the memories and some photos.

  • Jennifer March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Time to shine! Share your favorite post of the week at Friday Flash Blog Hop! (www.fridayflashblog.blogspot)

  • Irene March 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Love the hearts and would really like to know more about the water brush. My first memory of enjoying doodling was in fifth grade. Catholic School…Sister Edward….every Friday afternoon, she would teach us how to do block art. It was the only art class I ever had in my elementary and high school education. To this day, it stays with me and still makes me smile. Should have paid attention to that sooner in life.

  • Nicky March 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I love the idea of making coloring books for your kids! I sat many hours coloring with my kids and those are great memories! Swinging by with the blog hop. Check me out @ when you have time 🙂

    • Consie Sindet March 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Nicky. I might have to work on a coloring book for my nephew. He goes through stages so hope he would like it! Will check out your blog.

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