Saturday, 21 November 2009

Let's Go Fly A Kite....

Let's go fly a kite,
Up to the highest heights,
Let's go fly a kite,
and send it soaring,
up through the atmosphere,
up where the air is clear,
oh let's go, fly a kite!!

The Mary Poppins video brings back childhood memories for me and maybe will for your too....

When I paint pictures like this, there is always a story attached to it. Sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously. I have always loved songs that tell a story - The Hurricane by Bob Dylan, The Ballad of Georgie Boy by Rod Stewart, The Boy With The Moon And Star On His Head by Cat Stevens. Levon by Elton John - even Joelene by Dolly Parton and Lucille by Kenny Rogers - I love the tales and the images that they create. There is a richness there that doesn't exist in a basic song.

I find that more and more these days, I must have some writing paper nearby so that I can scribble down the story as I am painting. I want more from my paintings than something that is just nice to look at. Something I need to consider developing further.......


  1. Oh...the Boy with the Moon and Stars on his has been so many years since I heard that song. Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman was the first album I ever owned and still have "Cats" days no and again at 44 !
    Stories are good - they make us feel heard, connected to the earth and the worldly experiences we have here. Write it, lovely Patti !

  2. That is probably my favorite part of "Mary Poppins" - bad accent and all. My kites never soared, more crash and burn was my style!

    Love your painting! Am I seeing a book or two in your future??

  3. This is a happy `uplifting' post Patti :) I love the picture

  4. Hi Patti - thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. Love this practice of telling stories about your pieces - did you happen to click on my gallery section? I only have one piece up, but all of the Sacred series have stories (eventually I'll get them all up - maybe a batch today). Glad you came by so I could come here and be reminded how lovely your work is! Love those trees. =]


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