Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I ❤ Black Beauty!



Black Beauty...this is my favorite childhood book!

And it's only one of two childhood books I have for two reasons...mainly because books weren't purchased back in the 50s like they are now....we used the library plus my Mother kept a very clutter free home.
What little girl didn't grow up loving horses especially this beautiful black beauty!

I loved the beautiful illustrations by Phoebe Erickson!
(Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Adapted by Eleanor Graham Vance copyright 1949)

I ❤ to draw...betcha didn't know that about me. 

 I drew the black horse here when I was in Mrs. Keyes 4th grade class. I loved Mrs. Keyes...she was the best teacher I ever had. She came to her profession later in life. She had a huge hump on her back and wasn't a pretty woman by any means but she had a heart of gold and was a natural at her craft.

I'm still drawing horses as you can see here but I don't draw as much as I use to...

Isn't Merrylegs the cutest
pony?

The horse picture on the left was my very first gift from a boy! 

 His name was Sonny and his grandparents lived next door to us. He would come up to visit during the summer months. He was cute and the first boy I ever kissed!

Did you notice the clipped corner of my book? Our dog, Lady, chewed it and my Dad trimmed it for me. LOL! That's a kid for you I must have left it out.

Did you love horses as a child too?


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4 comments:

  1. Black Beauty is my favourite childhood read as well! You have an incredible illustrated edition! So glad you have been able to preserve it so well.

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  2. My favourite horse book was "My Friend Flicka" . Did you read that too? I don't know what it is but young girls always love horses.
    Cheers

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  3. Sandy, your sketch is quite good!!!! Gotta love horses...

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  4. I am very impressed with your sketch.

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