Monday, August 9, 2010

Remembering The Butterflies

When I was a child there were no video games. We had to actually do things to keep ourselves entertained ... lol. I grew up in Cambria California... we lived in the woods in a log cabin but we were also just a mile from the beach so there really was a lot to do. When we were not at the beach we were running through the walking paths in the woods. One of my most favorite memories is when the butterfly's would migrate and the woods would be filled with them. It is one of my most precious memories that I will always treasure!

Mixed Media Monday....memories

18 comments:

indybev said...

How beautiful! I loved the accompanying comments as well. I'm wondering where it was you grew up....obviously not Idaho! Thanks for sharing your memories. I enjoyed them.

Netty said...

Inka its gorgeous. Annette x

WrightStuff said...

What a wonderful story and such an experience to treasure. I'm working on a painting at the moment which is titled 'Butterfly girl'. I'll probably post her later in the week - she is making me think of you now running through the woods with your hair full of butterflies!

Catch A Falling Star said...

Very Pretty!
Cambria is quite beautiful!
My husband and I went there for a weekend and enjoyed it very much. I just LOVE that small town where all the antique shops are. I could spend hours there and have!

Kristin said...

Oh I love your butterflies! Beautiful background and memory - thank you too for your sweet comments, Kristin xo

Martina2801 said...

Such an elegant creation, Inka. Beautifully presented!

Diana Evans said...

I love love love this!!! and I adore butterflies...they are so magical to me!!

BelleSouth said...

I love the story and this is lovely. We had no video games either, and weren't allowed to watch much TV so with 5 brothers and sisters, there was always somebody around to play with and make our own fun.

Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca

Halle said...

Both the piece and the story behind it are wonderful...

sabine said...

What a beautiful memory.. a childhood in nature. I was walking with you thru the woods...
thanks so much...

joanna said...

Great artwork Inka! I love the story too! thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous 'memories' card, Inka!

MosaicMagpie said...

A cabin in the woods, near the beach. Could it get any better than that? What a wonderful place to grow up. I was like you and entertained myself. I think a lot of children today miss out, because of all the elctronics entertaining them.
Debbie

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

I LOVE butterflies...I have them in little corners all over my house...your creation is beautiful :)

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card, Inka, and wonderful memories.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Inka I love this AND your story--I absolutely adore Cambria...it is a treasure in the midst of California.

And I love your story about butterflies--how dreamy!!!

I'm having a brand-new challenge called "Creative Spirit" and you're welcome to link it up...I'm sure everyone would love it!
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxo

johanna said...

love your post - what a wonderful memory to treasure! great card!

Diane said...

It is a beautiful piece, Inka - and what a lovely memory as well :-) Diane