Monday, March 16, 2015

H is for Hitchhiking (Watercolor Batik)


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Watercolor Batik - 5X7


I used to hitchhike to the mall

when I was 14 years old

and living in Detroit.

I can't believe I did that.

15 comments:

  1. This is a lovely painting, great composition and beautifully executed.

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  2. So, I wasn't the only one? I,too was living in Detroit, and did the same thing. Northland Mall.
    I love this painting, Chris. Just stunning, but I especially love the composition.

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  3. Great painting, Chris!
    And bringing back some crazy memories ...I used to hitchike too...once from Montreal to Panguitch (Utah), another time from Quebec City to St-John's Newfoundland (oups we took the ferry from North Sidney-Nova Scotia to Port-aux-Basques).

    Crazy and dangerous!

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  4. How did we not run into each other at Northland, Laurie? I grew up at 7 Mile and Dequindre. Went to Pershing HS. How about you, you wild woman?

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  5. And Martine. I wasn't sure if you had been wild and crazy in your youth, but you've got me beat!! To Utah? From Montreal, Canada? I had to googlemap that - it is 3,818 km. And Quebec City to St. Johns - another 2300 km. That explains the twinkle in your eye in your photo! I still can't believe we did stuff like that and got out alive.

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  6. My sister and I walked on the railroad tracks when we were......hmmmmmm 14-15 !! I get the horrors just thinking about it now!! Amazing piece Chris! Love it!

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  7. Oh, Hilda. Not you, too?! Railroad tracks. Now you can get into some real trouble there! So glad we all got out alive and in one piece.
    And thanks for the compliment.

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  8. And absolutely wow piece, Chris! I can't believe you hitchhiked anywhere, let alone Detroit!! Not something I was ever brave enough to do.

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  9. Thanks,Sherry. And I wasn't brave. I was just stupid.

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  10. I love it Chris! Great colors too. I was never as adventurous as you or Martine, but I admire your guts. Of course, life was simpler then!...:)

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  11. This is such a beautiful painting!

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  12. Thank you, Helen. You're right. Life was much simpler then.

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  13. I can't believe I did a lot of the things I did when I was younger. Love this painting, beautifully executed with color and composition.

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