Friday, July 11, 2008
TODAY'S JOURNAL PAGE
The second art journal challenge was to create a page referencing our favorite childhood toy. This was an easy one! My favorite toy was a blue metal steam shovel that I played with in the sandbox which my Father had built and situated under a plum tree. As wonderful as that steam shovel was, an equally strong memory is the taste of a shiny, almost black plum, warm from the sun. The sand box provided a soft place for these ripe plums and they never seemed to split or bruise. It was easy to brush off the sand, wipe it on my shirt and then bite into a warm sweetness that even today transports me back in time to the sandbox and that blue steam shovel. I also included a recipe for plum jam on the page!