Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge-Highly prized and Sepia Saturday

I prefer spiral sketch books because they lay nice and flat.
I have some for use with pens and pencils and some for watercolors and acrylics.
I use them to keep ideas I have for poems. Sometimes just a line or two I don't want to forget. 

I pulled out some old sketchbooks.
One I did with watercolors I added other medium to.
Some earlier pencil sketches for the theme of
Highly Prized.

Lone Oak Farm
Home is highly prized in my heart and life.

This is a sketch of my father's home in the country before the house burned down.
After the house was gone.
The Lone Oak and the cellar are still there.
My mother and father's initials are carved on that tree.
Oh how I loved that farm and the cellar where my gm keep all the milk, cheese, butter, yum yum yum.
I can smell it just thinking about it.

 Sepia Saturday is here again.
I have missed it for a couple of weeks and I want to get going again.

This is a new photo that my sister-in-law brought me.

In this picture taken at Easter in about 1945
Rt. my grandfather Edelen, Aunt Eleanor, my mom, Uncle Joe, her younger brother holding his son Jimmy.
The two little girls in front are myself and my sister Betty.
This was taken at my Uncle Joe and Aunt Eleanor's home.
I loved to go there she had the most beautiful glass menagerie I have ever seen.
The animals were all tiny and displayed on a winding stair step type glass table.
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Ima Weed said...

So many wonderful old houses gone, so nice to have sketches of them.

Karin said...

You are really blessed to have such a lovely book of memories! So sorry about the fire - that must have been traumatic!

Karin said...

You are really blessed to have such a lovely book of memories! So sorry about the fire - that must have been traumatic!

Deanna said...

Blessings to you Peggy!
Enjoyed seeing your artwork. Especially the multi media one.

Have a wonderful week-end,

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Great post and photo. Glad you're back at Sepia Saturday. I've been planning to do a post about Moleskins and other pads. I am a journal, sketchbook, pocket notebook nut.

Marilyn said...

What a great idea it was to do the sketches and I like the family group photo. The sketches and photo are all treasures.

Tattered and Lost said...

The drawing of this house reminds me so much of a house in an old movie that my brain is only slightly remembering. 1930s or 1940s movie, couple buys an old house in the country that looked like this. Ohhhhhh it's going to drive me nuts not being able to remember it.

Wonderful drawings to have.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love seeing your drawings and hearing family histories. That sepia photo is a true treasure as well as your vintage thingie Thursday. A great set of crochet hooks with a sweet story behind it. although not in the same manner, we posted about several of the same things, home, crochet, such simple things that bring such joy. I am still not 100% today but at least I am up and about. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Martin H. said...

Proof that Sepia Saturday is not made special by photographs, alone. Your sketches are wonderful.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Ima, you know i love to sketch landscapes.

Karin, the house burned long after it had been sold by my gps. I went back out there to see the land and I cried. It was just so sentimental. There is no house but from there you can see the Ky. knobbs forever.

T and Lost. I remember that movie too, but of course, not the name. When we stayed with my gps tha house was so cold we all slept in one room downstairs around a pot-bellied stove. LOL

Martin SS is lots of things to lots of us. It means a lot too.

Southwest Arkie said...

Love your drawings of Lone Oak Farm and so sorry that it burned. That is just tragic!
I can go back to my grandma's house in my mind with the slightest smells of peas and cornbread cooking...isn't it amazing how our senses connect so with our memories!

Anvilcloud said...

That's a weird looking violin bow on the cover.

GrandmaK said...

There is something so romantic about lovely old photos!!! And the history and memories they evoke!!! Wonderful post! Cathy

Meri said...

A talented woman with lots of wonderful memories -- such an entertaining post.

Myra said...

Memories... A wonderful post Peggy!!!

Been waiting to see your PhD pop up on the group blog, as see some of it here... Did you forget... lol! 8-)

Vee said...

You have the sweetest memories. I've enjoyed reading them and am realizing just how sustaining they can be. Your sketchbook is a delight and I think I'd like a spiral one, too. Not that I could sketch...but I do have one...a spiral one.

Friko said...

I am very sorry the house isn't there anymore. Go and hug the oak, it might reconnect you all by itself.

A happy Sunday, dear QMM

Alan Burnett said...

Great to have you back Sepia Saturdaying again - your posts are always fascinating and so creative. Your blog has a fresh look to it too - as always, a pleasure to read.

Nancy said...

The sketches of the houses are lovely. Even better is that you have so many pleasant memories associated with those places.

I love the lilies in your blog header. Did you paint them?


love the oak tree with the carving.

feeling sorry for Jimmy as he obviously didn't want to be in the photograph...
awh!! kids!!
i was pretty much the same, but i didn't cry about it...

Kristin said...

The two little girls seem to be concerned about poor Jimmy. Nice memories of the old homestead.