Saturday, July 14, 2007

IF - Discovery (7th Fact)

Fact #7: I have a little wooden box that I fill with my little found discoveries, treasures, and mementos.

Many of these objects are things I've had since I was a little girl. Some, more recent. Some, mementos from past relationships, some gifts, some discovered on walks. Most just reminders of people I've known or places I've been. All memories I hold dear. Check out the notes on my Flickr post for info about some of these.

22 comments:

Anita said...

Oh Joan I love your box of discoveries!
Such a fabulous sketch, great composition, I really felt as though I was sifting through your memories (I'm nosey so I enjoyed that feeling. ;) LOL!)

mrana said...

Joan what a wonderful treasure box, and I love your little notes on everything (from Flickr), it's a great drawing!

stangy said...

wow - what a discovery, your treasure box...the illo is great and prompts my own excursion to long stored memories...

wagonized said...

I love this collection and got a kick out of reading every note on Flickr. And i assume the bill on the top left corner is... Greek money perhaps??!
Great treasure box you have, and i love how there's an angle to this drawing.

Arty Velarde said...

WOW! what neat stuff and neat drawing too!

Joan Yoshioka said...

Anita - "sifting through memories," yes, that's what it feels like when I go thru my collection.

Mariana - Thanks, I think what people collect tells you a lot about them. :)

Stangy - Have a great trip down memory lane.

France - Yes, it is Greek money! I also had a lot of drachma coins but decided I was not in the mood to draw all those elliptics. LOL.

Arty - Much thanks!!

MILLY said...

Really love this Joan. I have boxes of natural finds and I remember when and where I found them . It's so interesting to look at and so beautifully drawn. Eileen

drb said...

My treasures are in a metal "Art Style Chocolates" box that my grandfather had as a kid. He's written "money box" on the lid in pencil.

I'd never thought of drawing the stuff in there. Perhaps I will now.

arxo said...

I think I just DISCOVERED a green frog in your painting...

;-)

loved it...

Tina Vaziri said...

Delicately painted, I love it!

Joan Yoshioka said...

Thanks Eileen, you're a collector of found things just like me. You should check out DRB's blog "Daily Art (mas o menos)". He's one of us.

Hey D, hope you'll consider drawing your Grandfather's box and its contents!

Arxo - LOL. You're a discoverer!

Thanks so much Tina!

Kathleen said...

Cool collection, Joan! What a great box of memories! I think that is such a good idea to keep all those little things together in one place! Makes for an absolutely wonderful collection!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Hi Joan, I have a collectiom like this. Or, should I say, many? I used to keep them all in a box. Now a have a few little treasure boxes from different "eras" of my life. So I can relate! I think most people have some sort of little box of stuff somewhere.

Tracy said...

oh this is so sweet and wonderful - i love all your little treasures

Chickengirl said...

Wow, very cool you have a box like that filled with goodies. Its a wonderful idea that you choose to draw them for this week's topic. Great drawing.

Africantapestry said...

Wonderful treasures! And it is so well done in compostion and color and such interesting "stuff"!
Ronell

Joan Yoshioka said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I didn't realize that there ARE a lot of people that collect memories. Since they are a window to who we are, I think it would be great if more people drew things in their memory boxes. That would be awesome!

martha said...

Wow! This is wonderful, and the enlarged version really shows the detail nicely.

Loni Edwards said...

What a great treasure box you have! And a great idea for this week's theme!

Serena said...

I have a box of treasured memories too, however, I doubt I'd have the patience to sit down and draw them like you have, Joan. Wonderful sketch!

Joan Yoshioka said...

Hey Martha, Loni, and Serena! Really appreciate your comments! :)

mbc said...

What a great collection and so interesting for this topic! Love it.
Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)