Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 8 – In the Dark

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Feeling uninspired today. Also a bit frustrated because it seems that the flash on my camera has stopped working. Not that I use the flash much, even for indoors photography… But still! (Even less reason for it to go on strike, one might think.)

Ah well. I guess I may take it as an excuse to start thinking about getting a new camera, perhaps. Even if not immediately.

Anyway, there I was, feeling uninspired, and not knowing what to post about today. So turned back to the box of old drawings from my childhood. (See Dec 5.) Besides rabbits, it seems I was also into ghost stories. And beneath the picture above, there was a message written to my future self: Did you know that ghosts have “flashlight” eyes which they turn on when they are out scaring people, and want to see in the dark?

I have to confess I had completely forgotten.

5 comments:

  1. your talent is showing again... so sorry you can't continue to draw, you have talent. your treasures are bringing back memories for you to share with us

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  2. Oh if only we could retain the imagination we had as a child.

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  3. It is kind of fun but also slightly puzzling to meet one's younger self expressed in forgotten drawings :) I suspect the ghosts (there was a whole family of those, as well as the rabbits) may have been inspired by a contemporary Swedish children's picture book series - in English known as The Little Ghost Godfrey . There were also TV cartoon versions of it, I think. I should have been a bit too old for those myself at the time, but considering that my brother was (still is, I suppose!) six years younger, I suppose it might make sense...

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  4. There were a few years in my childhood - when I was about 10 I think - when I was very much into ghost stories. I read any I could get my hands on! But I don't think I drew or painted ghosts. Your childhood drawings are such a treasure, thank you for sharing them here with us!

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  5. I count drawing along with whistling and playing the drums among the huge list of things that I just can't do or excel at doing badly. So I just love your ghost. I remembered the flashlight eyes but only when you mentioned them.

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