Saturday, June 02, 2007

Photo Hunters - Art



The Photo Hunters were looking for pictures of art this week. Sooooo many possiblities! Fine Art. Modern Art. Children's Art. Folk Art. There are paintings, sculpture, music, photography. There's the Art of Pottery. (my cousin) And there is the Art of Woodworking. (my friends) There's the Art of Dance. The Art of "cinching the deal." The Art of Communication. The Art of Listening. Handicrafts and Needlework. The Art of Baking and Cooking. Even the Art of Gardening! The list goes on and on and on.

It was hard deciding on what to photograph. I settled on this because it took me on a trip down memory lane.

The Hunt - Art




This sketch of me was done in 1985 by an artist at a street booth in an art district near the Moulin Rouge in Paris France. I was 16 at the time and on a 2 week European trip sans parents. Wow was I ever young. Can't believe my folks let me go on that trip! It's not an exact likeness but it's not bad for what I paid, which wasn't much. I bought it as a gift for my parents and my mom kept it for years. After she died, I found it and gave it to Pastormac.

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35 comments:

Jenn in Holland said...

I agree, the hunt theme this week is awesome! This is a lovely choice. I have a street artist up for mine this week!

Incog & Nito said...

Great sketch - yes this weeks theme is very interesting. Happy weekend.

Janine White said...

Nice drawing. Your portrait looks surprisingly like a friend of mine.

Captain Lifecruiser said...

Ah, that is a great drawing and especially since it comes with memories too :-)

We had our done in Montmartre too when we were there, but weren't at all satiesfied with them.

Really nice pictures but not at all like us! I looked like a copy of Nicole Kidman! No kidding! You couldn't se ANY resemblence with me at all. And Mr L were very harsh-looking, not at all as the kind man he is.

We actually throwed them away after a while, neither of us wanted to put them up...

Lynn said...

The portrait doesn't seem it's that long ago. Well preserved. And there's a nice memory in it. :)

Imma ( Alice) said...

That is a great picture for this topic, Ann. It reminded me that, stuck away somewhere, I have a charcoal drawing a lady did of me in my 20s. I'll have to dig it out one day. I'd love to get it framed. It also made me think I could have shown some of my weaving, lol. I keep thinking of more things I "could" have posted for ART.

Everyone is invited to my blog for a visit, and to see my Art Exhibit. Hope to see you there.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Oh, by the way, I wanted to tell you... when I clicked on your name at CNChick's blog it took me to an old post "rare". Then when I went back I found your link to here. You might want to change that. Last time it happened I just X-ed it out and went to another blog. If you're not getting as many comments as you think you should, that could be the reason.

Just a thought.

Grrrrrrr.... I keep typing the right letters and it keeps rejecting my post!!!!

jennyr said...

WOW! amazing job! really...it is a great art! btw, i thik u linked the wrong photohunt at the photohunt comments...

Hootin'Anni said...

It takes my breath away!! It's just awesome.

Linda said...

You're right, there are many, many, many types of art but I think you picked a very good one to display!

I can't even grasp the concept of a two-week vacation in Paris without parents - you must have been thrilled!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a lovely sketch and a wonderful keepsake of your memorable trip. Thanks for sharing.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely sketch and a great keepsake from your trip to Paris. This week's theme is wonderful!

tegdirb92 said...

I've always admired street artists--lovely work.

Vader's Mom said...

What a wonderful idea for this weeks theme. I'm always amazed at people who can sketch!!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh my! That must hold a lot of memories!! Great pick for this week.
Happy Hunting & Safe Weekend :)

Dirkey said...

Very cool picture, I was stopped on the way to Sacre Coer and a man wrote me a poem on the street. Something about the streets of Paris.

TNChick said...

That is a neat drawing - I love sketches like that and am always amazed how well folks can draw other folks!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What a great piece of art! I am sure it is a treasure to you now. Some artwork may not be pricey, but it becomes priceless!

Heather said...

What a fun memory and a fun drawing.

Susanne said...

Love sketches! What a great memory to go with it. It's not all of us who can say we were sketched by an artist in Paris, France! And you were 16??!! Wow, I don't know if I could have let my girl go. How sweet that your hubby now has it.

pastormac said...

What a beautfiul young girl and what a beautiful women she turned into!

You, like the portrait are amazingly well preserved:-)

Nice choice.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat sketch!

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Very nice! That artist was talented . . . I like the way he/she drew your eyes.

Patricia said...

Wonderful! I took a trip down memory lane with mine, as well, only it was a lane headed in a different direction! =)

Beck said...

I love that picture - so much a young North American in Paris! Just beautiful.

Teena said...

He did a good job on it!

Mine's up ... c'mon on by :)

Larry said...

Ah Paris -- the entire city is art - this sketch is awesome.

Crystal said...

That's really neat, I would love to have a portrait done like that.

I bet that was a trip to remember!

PowersTwinB said...

what a wonderful rememberance for you to have still, after all these years! I imagine its a lot more of a likeness than you remember! Great photo for this weeks theme! My photo is up, please come and visit soon

Bongga Mom said...

That is a beautiful sketch. How nice that you found it after all these years. Great memento of that long-ago trip!

pat said...

Great choice and great sketch!! I have never had one of those done of me here - perhaps I will have the boys done.

Have a great week!

Hummie said...

Oh, that is a trip down memory lane. I have never had one of those done of me,but the artist that did your was talented.

Melli said...

That is wOnderful! It really IS amazing how little those street artists (still) get for their work! If you actually walked into a little studio to get the same exact thing you would pay at least 5 x as much! I bet your parents loved it! (and Pastormac too!)

Overwhelmed! said...

Ann, I love this picture of your younger you. :)

Thanks for sharing.

Poppy Fields said...

Great drawing. I would like to have a street artist sketch my girls the next time we are in Paris.