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Thursday, 17 June 2010

Crucifixion





Ink and watercolours







Haiku 176

Miraculous, the way
a girl's hem lifts three inches
between home and school

19 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

I love this the Eisher quality that the background has the architectural
clean lines. It's beautiful.

Well school skirts have been doing this dance ever since I can remember - nothing new there!

Tabor said...

Your haiku does bring back memories. I can remember when we used to roll the waist band to bring up the skirt...what a naughty little girl I was!

Derrick said...

Super picture, Dave. As for the haiku, I'm afraid I hate to see kids in school uniforms that are anything but by the time they've finished!

The Weaver of Grass said...

In my teaching days, Dave, it was the era of granny skirts and all the girls trooped to school looking just like grannies. They kick against school uniform and then wear the uniform of their peers anyway!

Kay said...

miracles do happen everyday :) shame, shame, shame....and your jesus... you have beheaded him...? where and who and why???

lovely.

willow said...

Uh-oh, Tabor and I must be from the same generation. I rolled my waistband, too. Shh...don't tell.

TechnoBabe said...

Oh yeah, my younger daughter was like that, so many changes from what she looked like when she left home and when she arrived at school. Hmmmm.

Helen said...

I have come to visit ~ to read what you have been posting. Never a disappointment, always a delight!

Jim Murdoch said...

I can see a touch of Stanley Spencer in this.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Wow, quite a contrast between image and haiku...excellent.

jinksy said...

We had strict regulations for school hems - two inches above the knee when kneeling. Woe betide us if it varied!

Linda Sue said...

My son came home one day all excited about a visit to the neighbors house- "You would not believe what they have on their wall! A shot up scarecrow on a stick, all bloody and stuff!" He had never before seen Jesus crucifix thing before...
Love the girls with their skirts that seem to know how short or long to be ...

S. Etole said...

How thankful I am that He not only died but was resurrected for us ... thanks for your visit today.

Madame DeFarge said...

Love the haiku. Unerringly accurate as always.

Kass said...

I'm wondering what the symbolism is of the cross seeming to rise from a tree which erupts from the pavement. Very interesting drawing.

I like the haiku too.

Opaque said...

A fantastic observation here!

Carl said...

Terrific painting. Really well done.

Dave King said...

Gwei
Thanks. I didn't know there was a tradition behind the yo-yo skirts.

Tabor
My favourite type of little girl, was that!

Derrick
In spite of what I said above, now I agree.

Weaver of Grass
I can relate to that. I was very anti-uniform at school. Refused to become a prefect because it meant have a gold tassel on my cap.

Kay
Beheaded him? Nah! It's drooping innit? So you're looking at the top of it..
Who? Me. Why? I have never completely lost the... whatever it is that religion gives you. Not sure what you're asking with the where?

willow
Your secret's safe with me... such goings-on!

TechnoBabe
Well, I suppose they have to give us old focies something to complain about.

Helen
What a smashing comment. Thanks a million!

Jim
You couldn't have paid me a bigger compliment - b ut he was sexy (in both senses of the word) and I am not. Still, I'll overlook that. Thanks.

Conda
Yup, can't deny the contrast. Thanks Conda.

Dave King said...

jinksy
Quite right, too!

Linda Sue
That gives me an image that could be worked on. Marvellous. This hemline business is opening up a whole new perspective for me. I knew it happened, not that it was so commonplace.

S. Etole
Good to have you aboard. Thanks for the comment.

Madame DeFarge
Thank you very much.

Kass
No symbolism, as such. The cross was beside the road, it's the houses that sre probably not kosher - if I can put it that way.

Opaque
Drawing? Or Haiku? Either way, thanks.

Carl
Thanks Carl
jinksy
Quite right, too!

Linda Sue
That gives me an image that could be worked on. Marvellous. This hemline business is opening up a whole new perspective for me. I knew it happened, not that it was so commonplace.

S. Etole
Good to have you aboard. Thanks for the comment.

Madame DeFarge
Thank you very much.

Kass
No symbolism, as such. The cross was beside the road, it's the houses that sre probably not kosher - if I can put it that way.

Opaque
Drawing? Or Haiku? Either way, thanks.

Carl
Thanks Carl