When all else fails, paint a tree

I love trees! I remember so many individual ones when I was little, like 6,7,8 and 9.  I lived in Missouri with my single mother of 3.  I was the eldest and I loved to climb trees!  I think maybe to get away from my little brother and sister.  Mike wasn’t too far behind me, but I could always get in trees he couldn’t.

We (the neighborhood kids and I) had this one tree called the ‘Rocket-Ship’ tree.  It had two branches on the bottom that were parallel with each other that was the key to getting into this tree.  I can kind of remember looking up at the older kids and wanted to be up there with them.  I loved the thought of being up in the air and looking down. You had to be tall enough to be able to jump up and grab one of the branches and swing your legs up onto the other limb and squiggle your way up.

That tree holds lots of memories for me and maybe that’s why I paint trees.  I lOVE them.!

I’ve had artist block and just can’t seem to get motivated lately, so today I said “enough,  Paint a Tree” so I did:

spring green tree

spring green tree



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4 Responses to “When all else fails, paint a tree”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I climbed one of our cherry trees as a kid. I always wanted to go higher, higher…. But then I learned an important lesson. Sometimes, higher branches are weaker branches – time to stop!

    I do like your spring green tree – a reminder of what our neighbors in the southern hemisphere are experiencing now!


  2. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    I did that once in a great big pine tree and got so high up I was scared to death to come back down.
    Yeah just needed to get some paint on the paper


  3. Giiid Says:

    I remember all of them, and they are still lovely. 🙂


  4. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thank you so very much Giiid


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