Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Angels and Devils



When I was a little kid living in Indiana there was this bump on the sidewalk where the concrete was all crumbled. Some kid told a friend and I this was because the devil was coming out from under the ground. At first we were very excited-Yah,let's see the devil- and tore into the sidewalk grabbing chunks and pounding to see if we could break it up more. Then we got really really scared and proceeded to reassemble the shattered pieces. Who knows if a couple of intrepid 4 year olds had not averted a major satanic eruption. So if you happen to be casually strolling down the sidewalk and you see a bump and it's all sort of crumbly like. You know what's going on.

11 comments:

Linda said...

ha cute story, lovely illo.

Queen Tut said...

Great story and your illos are such fun.

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angela said...

oh, i loved reading this. and loved seeing this!

absolutely beautiful.

as a child, i used to believe that if i dug too deep in my sandbox, the devil would come out to get me too.

sweet that we all have our nostalgic memories... of growing up. and yes, the angels and devils too.

oxo

angela

carla said...

I love stories like that! Kids have such wonderful imaginations:> When I was a child, my father told me and my brother that diamonds were created from coal that had been put under a lot of pressure. We had an old coal bin in the cellar, so we decided that we were going to make diamonds by putting lumps of coal under my father's car's tires...we figured that he'd rrun them over and turn them into diamonds. Hmmmph...
Anyway...I love this illustration and your delightful story. You have a very unique style...light handed and playful.

Random York said...

Thank you for commenting on my art... I had admired your robot picture and now I really enjoy this art! Your art reminds me of one of my favorite illustrators, Gyo Fujikawa, it is so innocent and fun. I like your list of books too, especially the Bible and The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

ValGalArt said...

Haha I remember being told these kinds of tall tales and totally believing them to be true! Wonderful illo and lovely remembrances!!!

cristosova said...

Another highlight! The fantastic world of children who are not sure yet which powers they possess. Where a crumbling sidewalk is all magic. The curious kids against the dim background give the light tone of a summer evening, where everything is possible. And the kids got some cute, bumpy noses :)

Honza said...

I like it! original, and the story behind it, very cute. keep it up!

TXArtcGal said...

Fantastic job...and, what fun! I love the memories we have as children, and how they illuminate in our artwork later in life! Great job!

The Unknown said...

Ha! What a great story. What a great idea for a horror film!
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