Thursday, July 8, 2010

wanderlust...

today i am grateful for...

poppa sketch #14


poppa sketch #13

my grandfather's drawings. when i moved back to georgia, one of the treats my mother gave to me was his collection of travel sketchbooks. he and my grandmother traveled all over europe and asia together, and thankfully, poppa kept a visual record of their journey. i come from a long line of nostalgic folks. it's in my blood.

poppa sketch 2

sigh. i want to mary poppins jump into these pen-and-inked pieces of paper.

poppa sketch #7

i have been bitten by the travel bug. i want to go anywhere and everywhere! give me a map, passport, camera(s), a sketchbook and some pens, and i will be set! a drivers license might help too(but that's in the works).

poopa sketch #4

poppa sketch 3

take me anywhere! it can be in georgia, lebanon, maine, morocco, panama, wherever! i am game. i have a list of places in georgia that i will be dragging my husband to this summer. i'll start small and local, but dream big.

poppa sketch #9

planes, trains, and automobiles. i want it all.

in the meantime, i'll hang some of these on my walls and just play make-believe. and maybe make a travel map like halligan's. best summer idea ever! i love looking at everyone's summer snapshots on all y'alls blogs. keep up the good travelin'!






30 comments:

Eliza Coleman said...

WOW what an amazing thing to have of your grandfather's! You clearly do have a legacy of artistic talent and an appreciation for beauty and meaning in your family... also, his handwriting is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

These are SOOO gorgeous! I love how they feel
xx
Artemis

RMLangley said...

Wow! Simply beautiful

Cara-Mia said...

These are so amazing.

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

What a treasure! I can see why you feel to inspired. His drawings are beautiful.

ashlie j. said...

Oh my stars! These are amazing. Your granddaddy was one talented man! What a lovely heritage.

nath said...

you lucky thing. they're really quite something. i have been dreaming of escape and travel too these past few days, the urge to gather us all up and onto an adventure is strong! come see my summer!

sk said...

those are lovely! what a wonderful thing to have.

Emerson Merrick said...

Oh Ginny. I totally KNOW how much these must mean to you. They are completely charming and couldn't belong to a more worthy owner.

Marcheline said...

Make sure you frame these and keep them protected! So precious, and so fantastic - he was really good at capturing the feel of a place without having to actually draw every single detail. That's talent!

Ms. Dee said...

Oh wow, those are fantastic! I love his handwriting. What treasures.

Justine said...

I just had to come back and comment on this. I actually dreamt that I jumped into your grandfather's painting and wandered around. I must say it was marvelous. Thank you for sharing.

Kim said...

Such lovely drawings, he had a real talent!

Louise said...

This is so beautiful! What a fantastic keepsake to have of them x

Rosie said...

Oh my gosh, these are breathtaking!
What a wonderful thing to inherit, something so alive.

Leia said...

wow, awesome! I'm sure you really treasure them!

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Lucy said...

Oh wow! :O
Thats so cool that you were able to look through all his stuff. What a talented man. I htink my grandfather was very similar infact because he drew amazing things too. We havea a huge drawing of old battleships in a dock on the wall that he did and his line drawings were superb. He was also a great mathematician. I hope i take after him! haha. FOund you over at wishwishwish :)
xxx

heleen said...

... !!!

Yep, those are my feelings expressed in punctuation marks. What GEMS are those drawings! Your grandfather definitely was a gifted artist and I completely understand how these sketches evoke a very fierce wanderlust... Grah, truly incredible.

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

thanks y'all. these are definitely some of my most prized possessions. i'm glad y'all like 'em too!

Zoƫ said...

oh my goodness, i am completely in awe, words cannot even describe. i wish now that i had sketches of my travels - its a pity now that we want to take a quick snap and move on, instead of sitting back and relaxing, absorbing and taking it all in.

pammalu said...

oh what an amazing treasure to get from your mama!

donnie said...

i wish that i could say i have great adventure planned to document, but alas i will be grounded in the windy city for the next rest of 2010. your grandpas drawings have inspired me to sketch my life-my house, neighborhood, favorite hangouts-how lucky you are to have great treasures from your family! thank you for sharing ms ginny!

Faux Naif said...

oh these are just amazing! what a talented man.

Jay said...

My gooooosh, these are so amazing!! You definitely need to continue the tradition. Maybe you can sketch scenes from everywhere you go in Georgia this summer?

Little Monarch said...

oh my these are beautiful! I found my way over here via wish wish wish and im glad i found you. treasure these drawings.

Ms. Pink said...

beautiful drawings! such talent. :)

mp
thepinkandblueblog.com

Rhianne said...

wow, these are beautiful!

hayliebird said...

i am so in love. he had great style- runs in the family, indeed!
xo

Emily said...

What beautiful drawings and what a wonderful gift!

nativekee said...

Oh, WOW! these are so gorgeous & you so lucky to have! thanks for sharing :)

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