Thursday, October 1, 2009

Show and Tell - Vol. 4

During my time in England, one of my very favourite (favorite) places to visit was Newmillerdam. It was a beautiful little area with a lovely lake and lots of trees where we used to take Isabel to walk. It was a 35 minute bus journey for us to get there, but we'd often go on the weekends. It reminded me a lot of home.

Beside the lake there was an old boathouse that was so gorgeous! Everytime I saw it, my fingers itched to paint it. I swore one day I would gather my easel, watercolors and painting pad and set up to capture the beautiful lines. It truly was my plan to record those memories for when I returned to the US. But, as time went on and I didn't gather the supplies and go, I realized that it, like so many dreams and plans I've had in life, was floating away like a feather on the wind, until eventually I was out of time to paint it. We moved without me ever having done what I promised myself I would do.

Now that we live in the US, my chances to paint the boathouse are very limited. We've only returned to the UK once in the almost-four-years we've been here. I hope when we go back next, I will make time to go sit and finally see my plan come to fruition. However, it won't feel the same as before. It will feel as though its missing something without Isabel being with us. That's what happens when I put things off - I find myself longing for the past.

See what the rest of the class are up to here.


Lavender Luz said...

Oh, I *do* hope you get the chance to indulge your itch to paint that beautiful scene.

And then share your work with us.

Stephanie said...

How gorgeous!!!! If you ever get the chance to paint it, I hope you show a picture of your painting in Show and Tell.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I grew up less than 10 miles from there. How come I never knew it existed? Must go see it next time I'm home.

I know it won't be the same, but you could do a beautiful painting from that picture.

aceswyf said...

I have a lot of those wishes too, for things I want to do here. I made a list several years ago, and then never followed through. Now that we might be moving away next summer, I've pulled the list out again and am accomplishing some of them (places I want to visit, hiking trails I want to conquer...etc.)

I think we just take for granted that it's there...ya' know? And then you move away and realize how much you forgot you wanted to do.

Anyway. I'm rambling. I hope you are able to paint it someday, I'd love to see it when you're done :-)

Suzy said...

that is lovely! ps-i love your halloween look!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I know YOU are wistful girl, but wistful is the perfect word to describe how I felt reading the post. I still hope you complete the painting.

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