Thursday, March 31, 2011

Illustration Friday - Toy


My mom told me about tough times growing up in Italy during World War II. During certain years, they were lucky to have enough to eat. As for toys, well children had to often create their own.

I thought one story was particularly funny and sweet. My mom and her sister did not own any dolls. They would take a kitchen towel and drape it over one of their hens. She became--a bride!

6 comments:

Chibi Janine said...

such a sweet story about the inventiveness of children. I wonder how accommodating the hen was to the game.

Super illustration.

dont judge people by their avatar said...

lovely story and drawing as well :))

michele said...

Such creativity! Love this! :o)

Lori ann said...

tee hee hee! ann marie your beautiful drawing brings this story perfectly to life. what a lovely memory.

Bella Sinclair said...

I've missed a lot of great posts! It's nice to catch up with you. Your birdies made me smile. And what a great illustrated story about the hen. HA! I love the way children's minds work. When we were moving and all the toys were packed away, my youngest had a great time just playing with her shoes like they were airplanes. Have a great weekend!

Kay Aker said...

I wonder what the chicken thought of such shenanigans. What a quirkily cool story and drawing!