Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ TIED UP

In 1941 my parents sold everything in Oklahoma and headed to California.  I was born 6 months later.  Don't think it looked like this. HaHa...But are you old enough to remember "Grapes of Wrath?" This might be a closer rendition to that.

I left for a trip at the beginning
 of this group of "Words" and submitted the sketches below to cover the entire time.  However, we are back, and I decided to enlarge the quick sketch for "Tied Up" so I could participate in the last week with all the other artists.

Had a wonderful trip seeing our daughter and grandson in Oregon, getting to visit a blog friend, my sister, and attend a First Baptist Church of Hughson, CA where we served for twenty-seven years.
Good to be home and looking forward to the new group of words Michael will have for us.

To see all the other "Tied Up" entries, just click on the Scribble Picnic badge on my sidebar.

25 comments:

  1. Hi Wanda :) What a nice ensemble of drawings!! I love your truck and the inspiration behind it. Grapes of Wrath was a great movie, though I have a huge crush on the late Henry Fonda :)) I read the book in high school too. Very nice post! :)

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    1. Thanks Rain. So glad you have joined the group. I've been gone from blogging so long on this trip...I have to get back in the groove...HaHa.
      I have had crushes my entire life on Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck and a few others. Love the old movies.

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  2. Welcome home Wanda! Your 'tied up' piece is just great!

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    1. Thanks Christine. Feels so good to be back home and beginning to catch up and wanting to blog again.

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  3. I love this truck. It reminds me of my dad, who is forever tying something to the bed of his truck...and he never has the right length of rope, always has to tie several short pieces together.

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    1. I already love your dad. That's my kind of man. My dad who I miss as we lost him way too soon. He was 58, and that was 1968. But your comment made me smile and remember my own dad. Thanks for the memories.

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  4. good use of all the themes. it's nice to see you back.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks Lissa ~It was a long trip, and I'm happy to be home. Finally getting rested and back in the groove. Wonder what our new set of words will look like. I'm going to try to take more time with each one this round.

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  5. Fun to see all your drawings for this group of themes. The flower bed is so cute. And this weeks is super fun. Love your idea and how you did it. Nice to have you back. Hope you had a good time away.

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    1. Thanks so much Tammie....it was a great trip...but with a long trip, comes exhaustion, caught a little stomach bug..but back to feeling normal and ready to get back in the grove....

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  6. I'm so glad you are back, Wanda! We miss your culinary and art delights at our picnics, you know! Glad you had a good and safe trip about the place. I hope they gave you a heroes welcome back at your old church too!

    So glad you enlarged this as I can see more of the details now and love the stroy behind it too. Ah, Grapes of Wrath-- not seen it but definitely seen this seen before from it. I know the story though and your parents is quite amazing as well!

    Gret pic, great story Thank you so much. So happy you are alive and well and here this week.

    I've posted my colour version now btw and will be changing out the themes either tonight or tomorrow, so stay tuned! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Michael ~~it's so good to be home. Yes, the church outdid itself and we had a wonderful welcome. My dearest was able to preach Sunday Morning, and that was a blessing both ways. Our daughter Jill is out of danger now with the fires in Brookings and had a marvelous time with Tristan as you can see from my header. What a sweetheart. Only sorry he's so far away.
      I saw the color version of your little girl and love her red hair.

      Looking forward to the new themes.

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  7. We were on a similar wavelength for this week's theme, Wanda. Nice work!

    I'm glad you had a lovely time away and that you arrived back home safe and sound. As much as we enjoy time away, it's always good to get back home.

    Have a lovely week. :)

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    1. Thanks Serena. It was a good trip, but like Dorothy said...There's no place like home.
      Blessing for a good week for you too.

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  8. Welcome HOME!!! We always miss you when you're gone!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Will be glad to catch up with your life..I know how you love Sept. so will be over to visit soon. Hugs.

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  9. For some reason I instantly thought of my grandpa with this drawing. He never really drove a truck that I remember other than his milk truck. Thanks for sharing your drawings with us.

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  10. That's about what it looked like when my family moved from Oklahoma back to California.

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  11. Love the picture in your header of, I'm guessing your little grandson. Your truck and it's tied up belongings does remind me of the Grapes of Wrath. So nice to have you back.

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  12. Loved Grapes of Wrath and love the truck you did to depict that time frame. Can't wait to see what you do next. And, btw, so happy you are back and that your daughter is safe from the fires. My daughter is near Bend. They have had fires too

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  13. Glad you're safely home - sounded like an awesome trip. Love your story and the illustration is really neat.

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  14. It's good to travel, then it's good to be back home. Glad you had a good trip, and that you didn't have to tie your belongings atop your vehicle when you went!

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  15. Welcome back, Wanda! I love your little truck. Too cute! :)

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  16. I am so late visiting. And haven't come back to any of the comments on my blog. I love this picture! Wonderful.
    Blessings
    Janis

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  17. Love your overflowing truck. I bet there are some fun goodies hidden under the blue!

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