Oil on Board
For today's painting...the 21st in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge...I wanted to show my appreciation and love of the simple toys of childhood. No electronic gadgets; nothing that talks back to us or that a has any sort of button to push.
I bought these blocks for about $10 at Target many years ago to have on hand for nieces and nephews. I never imagined that they would be the most popular toy in my 'toy closet'. I thought they'd be boring. We have stacked them, knocked them down, worked on our ABC's and spelling. We've even hidden them in the yard like Easter eggs on many occasions! We had a little foot injury as they were strewn across the floor and they may or may not have been used a makeshift weapons by a kid or two.
That little muslin bag in the closet holds more than a bunch of wooden cubes. It holds a lot of memories for this aunt of sweet laughter and chubby fingers at work and play.
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