Tree Top Paradise

As I’ve started to do these projects, I realize paradise can mean a lot of things to different people.   I’m sure for sports fans, a football stadium can be a paradise.  I’m not going to do a stadium, but I am going to be more open minded about what a paradise is.  Actually, I tried doing a drawing of the old Yankee Stadium, but it was a lot of work, and my heart really wasn’t in it.

So finally, here’s the big version of “Tree Top Paradise”.  I added birds, it was too stark without them. I also think birds are a peaceful addition.

This reminds me of a story when I was a girl, maybe about seven.  We were making pictures in our class with crayons.  I was much dismayed when the boy across from me was coloring the sky purple. I criticized him, told him the sky is blue.   The teacher stepped in, and said the sky could be many colors, including purple.  Well, I was quiet, and figured the teacher was just trying to make the boy feel better.  After all, everyone knows the sky is blue!

So here I am, fifty years later, drawing purple skies.



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