I am completely and utterly astounded!. My latest work “Between the ponds” which I posted on this blog and on Flickr yesterday evening has, thanks to being “explored” on Flickr, gotten nearly 4,000 views and in excess of 100 faves!.
I’m really delighted that they chose one of my “painterly” works. This was also my 999th work posted on Flickr in the last two and a half years that I’ve been posting to Flickr. I thought twice about posting this work as I thought that the colours were a bit too dark! 🙂
Another of my childhood memories.I used to go to this pond and fish with a net for sticklebacks and sail my toy boat when I was a kid. As you can see it’s not a particularly impressive pond, really just a smallish hole in the ground with some water in it but I used to love to go there.
Yesterday’s visit was a sort of catharsis and I choose the word carefuly, something that I’ve been wanting to do for years. I think that I was a bit afraid of lifting the lid on a Pandora’s box full of emotions, afraid that I was searching for the impossible but, for the briefest of moments, time stood still and I was back there sitting on the bank fishing and sailing my toy boat, life was simple and it was magical.
Near Pen Ponds, Richmond Park. Painterly textured work.
When I was a kid we often visited the park and the ponds so it was bit of a trip down memory lane returning after many years. I returned home with two soaking wet feet as my shoes let in the water and quite muddy but it was magical to go back to a place that I remember so well from my childhood.