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: