Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Little Grey Jacket.

When my kids were little they all wore this jacket. :)

It was a cuddly winter coat. I can't believe it survived all three kids thru multiple Winters and countless washings and so many adventures, mud pies to snowy mountain tops and many a pizza dinner.

Because it was a size 6 and they all wore it from ages 2 thru 4 the sleeves were always rolled up.

My kids were all tall so the length was great with room for scarves and sweaters underneath.

Invariably they tended to wear it open a lot of the time.

So, when the youngest had out grown the jacket, I did this quick sketch as a memory keeper. (Is there another theme to my blogs other then the weather :)

It was, as you can imagine, well used. I couldn't resell it, I couldn't donate it. It had so much of us in it that I decided to pack it into a box, along with a couple of my fav. baby items and stored them away in the attic.

You can imagine the challenge I had trying to sketch this with 3 kids running around; charcoal isn't the best thing to have out but with my best parenting skills in place I got them occupied being creative along side me using their own personal art supplies.

Happy Wednesday!

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Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

13 comments:

Jenni said...

it is a beautiful sketch! And I'm so glad you kept it, some things are just meant to be. Wondering if you could very turn some the of material into a memento quilt? I have heard of people doing lovely projects like that..

Almost Precious said...

Great sketch T. Can see it is filled with loving memories right down to the tiny rolled up sleeves.
Guess we must share the same planet today as we both blogged about sketches. Only I'm not an artist like you are...ah but how I wish I were! :)

Charlotte said...

I remember being bundled up in that jacket! Very cozy.

Bonghi Vestiti said...

I have precious things from my kids that I just can not part with too...they don't understand but someday they will :)

the Lost Earring said...

Love that you sketched it! What a great way to pay tribute to a well-loved garment :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

so sweet. it never occurred to me to sketch memorable pieces this way, but I love it, thanks! now, will the kids be fighting over this sketch in another 50 years or so? you may have to make prints ;)

Piggy said...

That's a beautiful! Very endearing. :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

God Bless
Alice

Annette said...

How precious! This is such a wonderful way to preserve the memories! To answer you question on my blog...I'm in Maryland on the east coast!

I've tagged you and you can find the details on my blog! :)

Victoria said...

Wow, that is a beautiful sketch! I thought it was the real thing until I kept scrolling. People keep saying that things used to be made with much better quality - I can't imagine a jacket today being passed down through my three little cousins... or maybe it's just that I can't imagine a jacket making it through ONE of the little monsters lol!

31 everything said...

"Quick sketch as a memory keeper"... how stinkin' awesome! I wish I could sketch this good. What a fabulous idea. I love sweet memories.

cabin + cub said...

awww... cute. and what a great memory piece too. :)

CathyH said...

This is wonderful, you are so talented!

Erica said...

What a wonderful sketch, and I love the story too! What a great memory.