Title: Summertime Treat
Size: 8 x 10
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
"Summertime Treats" is about my all time favorite childhood memory - summers at Lake Sinclair with my cousins. I had a very unique family in that I grew-up in the same neighborhood as all of my first cousins. Even both sets of grandparents were within walking distance, including our Great Uncle Robert who also owned a small house on Lake SInclair. We would spend 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, all 15 of us, crammed into that tiny house. Looking back, I'm not sure how we did it. When we would first arrive, I remember there was one set of bunk beds and always a knock-down, drag out fight between 4 or 5 of us over who got the top bunk 😂
But my favorite tradition was when our granddaddy would load us all up in his fishing boat and drive us over to Bass's Boathouse where he would buy us ice cream. Then he would take us to where the lake intersected a local golf course and we would have a competition to see who could find the most golf balls. When I turned 18 my Uncle sold the house - and summers just have’t been nearly as fun ever since.
About the Storyteller Series:
Have you ever thought about your life as a unique piece of art? We all come from different backgrounds, have different experiences and make different decisions – each of these layers creating the life that only we can live. I’m celebrating my 40th birthday which has caused me to reminisce on some of my favorite memories. And, I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate than by turning these memories into a series of abstract paintings titled, “Storyteller.” This series is 50% art and 50% story.