Monday, 21 July 2008

Mum's Oil Painting - My Toys

My Mother loved painting in oils - this is the picture she did for me of some of my favourite toys. She also painted one for my brother Jamie. His picture now resides with him in Australia. Perhaps in a couple of days Jamie might be able to show his picture on his blog. My favourite in that picture is 'Corn Flakes' - he is the knitted object. My Granny knitted him for me from a pattern appearing, obviously, on the back of a corn flakes packet! However Granny somehow managed to not quite understand the pattern - hence the rather large head and thin body. I am very very sad to say that Corn Flakes was stolen from my room when I was a student nurse at The Middlesex Hospital, many many moons ago, along with my purse. One of the books is titled 'Moorland Mousie' - a story of an Exmoor pony - it had wonderful pen and ink drawings. My mother declined from adding to the picture - cowboy hats etc etc which were also my favourite things. I had no dolls!!! Perhaps Jamie's picture has some cowboy hats - maybe you will find out.

6 comments:

Lane said...

Your mother was quite the artist! What a special painting.

You were a nurse?

Liz said...

It's a lovely painting.

How strange to steal a cuddly toy. Maybe Corn Flakes went to live with, and changed the life of, a child that was in need of a special friend.

pebbledash said...

Lovely painting, lucky you to have had a mum who painted for you.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Lindsay...lovely post...sorry to hear about Corn Flakes going missing. There's an award for you over at my blog...might cheer you up (rather belatedly!)...Hadriana x

Boyfromoz said...

I've got the picture somewhere but unable to locate it at present. I do remember a cowboy hat, a pistol and, I think, a roll of caps (remember them?) and Sprig (a toy miniature black poodle named after our Granny's poodle).
Sorry about the cricket!!! We even had to lend you one of ours!

cheshire wife said...

The problem with the object that your Granny knitted maybe that the pattern had a mistake in it, not that she didn't understand it.