“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Sunday, September 8, 2013



I didn't have many friends when I was growing up..
My afternoons consisted of coming home from elementary school,
and immediately going outside
& playing in a tent made of old sheets.
My companions were our cat Lucy and a glow-in-the-dark
skeleton made of paper.
(my mom 
had bought it for me at the pharmacy
and to me, it was the most incredible thing ever!)

talking to fairies,
 pretending it was Halloween,
 bobbing for apples
it all happened
in my tent, amongst my mother's garden. 

I created a doodle 
then used
elements from Deviant Scrap
over it.

I also wanted to let you know that
Random Number Generator chose #6.
JoAnne from Vintage Dragonfly
you won the Haunted Humpday monster:)


  1. So lucky... A skeleton that glows in the dark, what a dream! I bet the faeries loved it, too ;-D

  2. What a sweet little drawing my friend and it's nice to learn more about you. You've always had a wonderful imagination! Hugs

  3. What a sweet story, Marfi. I love your little sketch. My childhood was crazy...Catholic School girl by day, Jewish kids when I got home. I grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood, so I had lots of kids to play with, except on Fridays when they had the Sabbath, then I was pretty much on my own. LOL

    Have a great week and drats, didn't win that little stuffie...well, better luck next time.


  4. That is so cute love this touching picture.

  5. What a delightful memory that you have expressed so beautifully with your artwork...thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us.

  6. Lovely work. I guess you had a rich inner life. Thanks for sharing your memories.

  7. i totally love this drawing and your take on the theme!

  8. Dearest Marfi, I loved your little story and I created 'invisible' play friend too!
    Your piece this week is beautiful! Hugs xx

  9. Your piece is very nice. Lots of added cute things.

  10. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories, and the adorable sketch. Not every little girl had a glow-in-the-dark skeleton for a special friend, and your garden tent sounds magic!

  11. What a lovely telling of your childhood memory. Great place to stir you imagination. I love the doodle and the embellishments. No wonder you have such a deep, deep love of all things spooky ooky.
    Congrats to JoAnne on her win.

  12. Thank you for sharing this precious bit of your childhood with us!

  13. I adore your tenders and intime memories; and you for sharing them with us all! :)

  14. This is so sweet, what a wonderful post! xo

  15. Congratulations to sweet JoAnne! I didn't have many friends as a child either. I was very introverted and preferred to be by myself or with my sister, who is still my BFF. ;-) Your enchanting imagination has not changed in the least. I love your precious image.

    I will be back tomorrow to read your haunting post. It's late and I need to get up at 4:30 in the morning for work. All my love to you sweetie, Mina


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