Friday, March 27, 2009

Bastien

I would like to introduce you to Bastien...

This past week as Eoghan and I were drawing and using watercolors, he happened to step out of my pen. And as I painted him, he told me a few things...
He said that his favorite color in the whole world was orange, and so I gave him a stripey shirt that he promised to get extremely muddy. He whispered to me as he is quite shy, that he loved the taste of chunky lime popsicles, the smell of the sea, the way the snow looks as it falls verrrry slowly to the earth, the smooth feel of worn sandals on his toes, sand in his hair, the underside of his granny's arm between his fingers, the smell of sap on the barks of pine trees, a soft warm scarf wrapped around his neck, and to feel the wind burn his cheeks.
I asked if he would keep me company, and thankfully he agreed.

5 comments:

Maria Andrelita said...

Bastien looks and sounds like someone Jeromy and I would love to get to know...we hope to see more of his adventures here on your blog..or perhaps in a book one day! :) Oh, and "A House for Hermit Book" is one of our household favorites too!

mamaroots said...

he looks great and like he has much to tell!

taimarie said...

I'm glad to meet him, I hope to see more of this fellow!

onegoldensun said...

I love how simple and expressive Bastien is! What a cute fellow! isn't cool how drawing can come alive? I need to get out my drawing pad, too.

gardenmama said...

I have found myself back at your blog, since not too long ago earlier today! All of my little ones are asleep and I now have time to read through some of your older posts : ) What a lovely, warm and bright place this is! It is so happy and peaceful here! I feel blessed to have found your blog : )
Warmly,
Nicole