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Friday, April 18, 2014

Humans and their Activities, "Life as Kibbutzniks", Lynn Cohen


I have embarked on a new project, an art journal filled with the life of my son for his fiftieth birthday
(which is tomorrow, but the idea came to me late, so it will be a belated birthday gift).

This is from the earliest part of his life. He was born in Israel on a Kibbutz. His father, an Israeli Kibbutznik worked in the cotton fields. I went there as a volunteer and stayed on after I met the farmer, who I married. Here I am pushing our son in a baby wagon, a large metal, hard bottomed contraption that later would hold several toddlers all going for a walk together. My son and his friends. I don't think my son knows about this blog so the book will be a surprise. If you come across this and you know him please don't tell. Thanks.

I used Copic black ink 03
Winsor & Newton Watercolors
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils (for the wagon)

21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea for a birthday gift! An art journal filled with images of his life - so cool! Best of luck in quickly finishing! Happy PPF!

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    1. I won't rush it. Want it to be special and as well done as I can do. So he can get it LATE.

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  2. It will be a very appreciated and beloved birthday gift for your son, I guess! A good idea!

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  3. Oh Lynn, what a wonderful idea! He is going to LOVE IT. And so will you as you recall the memories...

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    1. Yes, the memories are not all good, but they are our life and it's good to remember and put it all in perspective now. ;-) Some of it is hard to draw (memory wise).

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  4. What a great idea and great surprise for your son. It's interesting to see your drawings and writings about life in Israel back in the Kibbutz :-)

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    1. Thanks Ann. Wish I had thought of it sooner, but better late than never.

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  5. Super idea for a birthday gift!!! He will absolutely love it!! This will be so special. I love your first page and the text to go with it.

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    1. Thanks Joan, that is about Page 4. Maybe after I give it to him I will post more on my blog.

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  6. Was that a misprint? Fiftieth? Fifteenth? I am very sure he will treasure this very special gift of your wonderful talents. Thanks for the visit and reminding me, the Yellow Cottage dream might not be that far away. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    1. No misprint that. Son will turn 50 tomorrow. I'll turn 73 in June. I am 23 in drawing. LOL Keep dreaming and visualizing your yellow cottage!

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  7. This will be such a fun thing for him to have! What a great idea! I hope we'll get to see lots more of these paintings!

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    1. I promise to share. I have completed five pages and we are about to leave Israel and fly the states! ;-)

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  8. What a cool,idea. Better start thinking of one for your daughter too. Lol

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    1. She won't turn fifty for four more years. I have time to dream up something special for her.

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  9. this is such a creative and sweet gift. stories like this last. and wow your son is already 50! Happy birthday to him and blessings!

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    1. Thanks Elisa, I know, it's a surprise even to me and I am his mother! LOL

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  10. What a fantastic, loving idea, so much more meaningful than a photograph album. Your lovely sketch is an insight into another way of life.

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    1. Thanks Jez. Yes, it was a totally new way of life for me then. Spent five years at it. But finally gave in to homesickness for the good old US of A and wanting to be a mom taking care of my own kid.

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  11. What a wonderful idea, and a wonderful gift, Lynn. I'd love to see more of these scenes!

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