Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Illustration Friday ~ Pretend



Some of my happiest moments have been spent as witness to the imaginations of my children. As each boy lived through adventures and escapades as a youngster, it was with great joy that I shared in their magical world of PRETEND. My youngest is often fully immersed in his land of make believe and I am almost envious of the stories he can bring to life in his own imagination. Oh, that we could preserve that for a lifetime.

My collage for the Illustration Friday prompt, PRETEND, pays homage to the magic of childhood, imagination and creativity. May it live on in all of us, no matter our age.

This collage is currently available in my Etsy shop.

© Nancy Lefko

17 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy....this is such a great piece...what fun!!!I used to love playing pretend...

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Fannie said...

Hi, Nancy! Great IF submission. I still enjoy pretending. ;-D

Lisa M Griffin said...

So true... I love listening to the stories and games they come up with or even better when they describe their imaginative drawings. It is wonderful to be able to pretend and never loose that sense of wonder.
Thanks for sharing.

get zapped said...

Love this. So true, children escape into pretend world and make life out of what right there. WE adults are spend our time pretending we don't see or feel what is there.

Tom said...

this is fantastic... great original style!

nancy said...

Ah, now I'm getting nostalgic... But how sweet with the M's! :P

Simple Journeys said...

Great piece. Depicts the theme so well! Pretending.......such fun memories of childhood.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

oh the hours we spent playing house...such fun! thanks for the memory!
eBeth

rebecca woodward said...

I think I was a member of the Mother's Club...

I just love this collage and all of your art, btw...

Thanks for sharing your talent!

AnastasiaC said...

oh i love this Nancy!!! yes, imagination is a wonderful thing...hey im on etsy as a seller now too - will heart your shop!

Candace Trew Camling said...

great piece! I love their little paper hats! And yes..it IS wonderful to pretend!

julie king said...

pretending was so much fun as a child! but my life has surpassed all of my great childhood imaginations!!

such a nice collage, nancy!

Karen Mowrey said...

This is awesome, I am having a flashback to when I was a toilet paper bride and married my next door neighbor when we were like 4 or 5...let me tell you it was my older sister's idea and my groom even wore one of my dad's suit jackets.

today I envy that imagination but we are very lucky to witness it! Great job Nancy, really adorable!

Debbie Egizio said...

I love your pretend world!! Children have it so right.

Viola said...

Gorgeous collage, Nancy!

kim said...

I'm so happy my son is finally at the stage where he can pretend and make life silly!

Kathy said...

Nancy~
This is great, LOVE the stockings. To cute, the little mama's.
~xx~
Kathy