Sunday, August 10, 2008

It´s been raining cats and dogs




I remember when my first english teacher ( I was about 10 ) taught us this expression. And of course it stuck with us all. We saw little kittens and puppets tumbling down from the sky in our minds. Well, this week it has been the case... it has been pouring down non-stop. It suited me quiet well since this week it was time to go back to work again but it hasn´t left much time and opportunities for sketching or any outdoor activities. Saturday I ended up at the same place where I held last weeks watercolorclass and I made some sketches from a friends house and garden. In the evening I saw the movie Mamma Mia for the second time. Fantastic film and the songs are among the first ones I learned as a kid. As many swedish of my generation did. The funny thing is that we rarely knew the correct lyrics since we didn´t understand english. We sang along to what we thought we heard and those sometimes peculiar lines still pops up when I hear the music. I believe many in my generation still have moments of revelation when we finally hear what they actually sing.

5 comments:

Rob Carey said...

I enjoy your descriptions as well as your watercolors. My wife is Swedish and we have Karl Larsson watercolors up in our house. I love the style.

Christina´s sketchblog said...

Hi Rob,
Thank you for your comment. It´s a huge complimant that you think my style has even a remote likeness to Carl Larssons. Best wishes to your wife by the way.
/Christina

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wagonized said...

I like the indoor sketch a lot!
And boy can i relate to the experience of listening to music and only understanding the lyrics later in life! "Take A Chance On Me" is a prime example!!!

suzanne said...

I love these rainy day posts. Something about the interior drawing makes me want to crawl under a blanket with a good book and a cup of tea. I think it just looks cozy.