Saturday, June 2, 2007

EDM Challenge #121: Coin


This is a 1942 Liberty half-dollar that my father had in a worn, black leather box in the back of his drawer when he past away. The reason it has meaning to me is that he used to have a huge piggy bank full of them. It was very heavy. When we were young, my sister and I would beg him to let us count them. We thought Dad was some kind of Midas.
Years later, I learned that the movers stole that piggy bank when he and my mom had to move out of the house that we grew up in. Undaunted and in spite of his advancing age, he obviously had started collecting them again. There were 14 coins in the box.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

I enjoyed looking at your sketches, especially with your comments. The two green peppers were a revelation. I had a similar one of my own, and with the same vegetable -- only mine was about drawing volumes in perspective. I liked your stylized pepper a lot, too.

mociehocie said...

Great drawings! I love the "hairy" details!

SCquiltaddict said...

Beautiful job and lovely story!! Welcome to the group....

good with color said...

I would have to say that things have not only reawakened you, but that you can REALLY draw! These are impressive. My favorite, I think, is the kitchen counters one. The dtails are so good.

Welcome to the group from a feloow newcomer.

~Ashleigh

shirley said...

I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Enjoy EDM and please keep sharing.
Shirley

Penny said...

Congratulations on your blog and yes you really can draw, love them all.

Irene said...

Love your drawings and welcome to EDM

Ujwala said...

great drawings and posts. like the way you've captured your hand.

caseytoussaint said...

Great blog! I'm really enjoying looking through your sketches. Your drawing style is really strong and individual. Welcome to EDM - looking forward to seeing more.

jill said...

great job overall! really liked so many of your entries. glad you decided to share them w/ us and hope to see more soon!

Carole said...

Welcome to EDM! Your drawings are wonderful - you are observing things really well. I like your way of cross-hatching. Hope to see more!

Lynn said...

Glad you've joined the EDM group. I look forward to seeing more of your terrific drawings.

Alison said...

Welcome to EDM -this is a lovely sketch and story - quite like my memory paintings.

Serena said...

Nice sketch and story. I look forward to seeing more of your work, Rah ~

phthaloblu said...

Welcome to EDM! This is a great sketch and a sweet story to go along with it.

Sue said...

Not only do I enjoy your drawings, but you take the time to go above and beyond in choosing how and what you draw for the challenges. I am inspired to do likewise if possible.

I'm really glad you're in the group!

-Sue (aka icemoosey)