Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THREE MUSES - Keys

When I was a child, I took piano lessons for a year or two.   I occasionally played piano in our little country church.  It's been many, many years since I've touched the keys and I hardly remember how to play.   I have fond memories of that time, however, and the little country church which was a hub of social activities in our very rural area of middle Illinois.    The ladies of the church sponsored an annual chicken dinner that was renowned in the area, and very well attended.  I have fond memories of the fried chicken too!    Sadly, little country churches, windmills, lovely old barns and one-room schools are disappearing from our countryside. 
Credits:  Natalie Designs for the poppy; most everything else is googled.

23 comments:

  1. Lovely story, Bev. Now, your picture: it's really really gorgeous and one of your very best ever. Since now, one of my faves.

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  2. Bev, what a beautiful tribute to some wonderful memories! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  3. What a beautiful image and wonderful memories. So lovely!

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  4. An exquisite collage with a story to match...just beautiful Bev. It's nice to know that someone else misses the little things that are no longer part of our lives.

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  5. Very pretty artwork and a lovely story…

    I wish all of those wonderful things could find caretakers…
    Someone to usher them all the way through the next one hundred years…

    Louise

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  6. Beautiful story, Bev. The collage is exquisite, my friend!

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  7. I just love creations that tell a story...it is so important to the integrity of the piece. Being from rural Ohio, I can certainly relate to the plight of little churches, humble pianos and fried chicken dinners. Thank you for taking me back there in such a beautiful and creative way!

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  8. This is just such a tender piece, Bev. Lyrical and sweet! I love Eric Sloane's books on barns, and you are right, soon they'll be gone. It's wonderful to capture memories in our art. Wonderful work!

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  9. Perfect image 'wrapped-up' in music, Bev, the red poppy adds a finishing touch, very special piece with all your memories!

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  10. This piece is just exquisite Bev.
    One of your best! I love the memories to go with. As we grow older and the world changes, not always for the better, we all have tender memories like this. Long may they live.xx

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  11. what a beautiful piece Bev!!

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  12. Wow, that's really a wonderful piece. Love the red poppy, great eye catcher.

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  13. Bev, your collage is breathtaking, my friend, and your memories are treasures. Much kudos and a very low bow.

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  14. A truly beautiful collage, Bev! Together with your story, it serves as a eulogy to those dearly loved buildings which seem to be disappearing.

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  15. There's me thinking the dinner was for the chickens rather than consisting of...

    Great piece and lovely to share in your memories Bev.

    PS The Fairy Godmother has apparently been busy casting wishes!

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  16. A really amazing collage with a fantastic story .

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  17. I always Love reading your stories Bev!! thank you so much for sharing :) And your art is just wonderful!! What a dream of a piece you've created, Love everything about this. the poppy is such a beautiful detail. Have a wonderful rest of week Bev!!
    hugs and smiles and standing ovations for you my friend :)
    Linda

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  18. Such a wonderful story Bev the you top it off with this delightful piece, i love the colour in the poppy and the vintage feel is stunning!
    Just to let you know i have a lovely Freebie background on the Dezinaworld blog, its only available until tommorow so feel free to pop along and grab it if you like!!

    Hugs June x

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  19. I loved reading your personal story Bev. Thank you for sharing !
    And indeed it is so sad that old buildings are disappearing. Over here in Holland it happens too. My old school is now a parkingplace .

    Love yur poppy too. It is my favorite flower !
    Rian

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  20. I love your stories of country life. They are so full of warmth and love and friendship and simplicity. I am willing to bet there are days when you yearn for them again. Bev, your picture and the story behind it are wonderful. I keep going back to the picture where I find things that I missed on the first and subsequent viewings. It is beautifully and lovingly crafted and it is GREAT work.

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  21. Oh my goodness.. This is wonderful.. I am not so good at digital Art.. I have photoshop and really need to learn how to play around with it little more..

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog..

    Hugs, Linda

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