Sunday, 24 April 2016

THE PINK HOUSE



When I was a teenager I had a stack of old 78 gramophone records and I used to listen incessantly to the old-fashioned scratchy versions of songs.  I still quite like that sound.
My mother's favourite singer was Richard Tauber and she loved to hear him singing "You are my heart's delight".

If you have time, sit back and listen quietly for a few minutes and imagine a quieter age.

At "Art Journal Journey", Linda is asking for art "Inspired by a Song".  When I hear this song I think of many years ago on a peaceful Summer afternoon where a pink cottage, set in a pretty garden, is basking in the sun, and the gramophone is playing quietly in the background.















I hope you enjoyed the few moments in the early 20th century with the song, the scratchy 78 record and the nostalgic painting.


I'm also linking to "Sunday Sketches" for the first time.

40 comments:

  1. It's certainly pink !! Love the song, scratches and all, 78's, that's when music was music !!, not like this modern Ipod stuff. Love it, Awesome !!

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  2. Lovely journal page and music. We have a lot of pink palaces here, because in the 17th/18th century it was fashionable. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  3. the pink house.
    ....!!!
    if you once want to hear a strange melodie - my mother loved "hör mein Herz Elisabeth", may be it can be found in the net!
    greetings from Pippa

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  4. How lovely art and lyrics, Sheila.
    Have a happy Sunday, my friend xx

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  5. It was a different time and place back then when the operatic singers were all the rage. And your innocent painting represents that time quite well. xox

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  6. What a wonderful dreamlike scenerie you developed! I feel like in my early childhood. My grandma liked Richard Tauber and of course I liked him too. Wonderful work Sheila!
    Hugs
    Gabriele

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  7. Thanks for the reminder to listen to actual records. I still have a whole collection, however I would need to get a new player, mine from Germany goes too fast :)

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  8. Oh Sheila.. I love Richard Tauber , Joseph Schmidt and all the others from this famous tenors as well...their voices and the cracks from the gamophonrecords make me just happy . The pink house is just pretty to it --- yes their songs put a pretty pink colour on our souls..indeed!
    Thank you so much for sahring us at Art Journal Journey with an entry again!
    Hope you feel well and have quite good weather for gardening...
    we had a little bit snow tonight... but now the sun wants to come out in the afternoon...
    Happy new week ahead dear Sheila!
    oxo Susi

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  9. Pure nostalgia, for peaceful slower days in the sunshine.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Beautiful whimsical artwork. I recall playing 45 records in my teens. Happy Sunday xx

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  11. What a wonderful story. I love that image you created with your story and love your painting too. :) Hugs-Erika

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  12. I would love to live in that pretty cottage:) I sure do remember the ole 78s and listening to them on my g grandparents gramophone. Sweet memories. Thanks for the song too-I actually got a kick out of the crackling:)

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  13. What an utterly delightful setting for a pink home. A wonderful front yard garden and look, just a few steps to the creek to watch the fishes swimming by and enjoy the beautiful wild flowers there too. Love the music. I'm still listening to stuff like that on cassette tapes when I drive my folks around town. But the pile of 78s are here too. And the 45s. At your pink house location, it could be any era you want it to be. I would still choose this modern era but without all the hate in the world. I so love your handwriting. I pull your cards out to look at it every now and again along with enjoying your artwork.

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  14. Lovely venture to the past, would have quite liked to have grown up in your pink house and pretty garden with a stream at the bottom of the garden......my dream house x

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  15. Such a pretty pink drawing! Love the blue flowers and the violet fishes in the front.

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  16. As in a children's book you have painted a very romantic ideal world scene! I particularly like the creek with the fishes in front of the house, which probably everyone dreams of.
    It's amazing how we associate certain music with pictures ... Ulrike

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  17. Beautiful post! Very heartfelt art and song!! One of my dads favourites was "Donkey Serenade" it has a similar feel to this one!! As a child I loved all the movies with this type of music. Thanks for sharing! Music really does evoke wonderful memories!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. love the pretty pink cottage you created to go with a favorite song. Memories are the best, aren`t they? visiting from Sunday Sketches. I hope you have a great new week!!

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  19. "... you really make my darkness bright ..." I'm just listening to this deeply moving song and enjoy it so much :) many thanks for sharing! And how much would I love to sit with you in this garden of the beautiful pink house. I really love to see this "inspired by a song artwork"!

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  20. awww, this was lovely, the painting, the words and the song,

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  21. This is great I think I would be very happy living in this pink house. Not sure about the fishes swimming in the garden though. Just a lovely gentle piece with lovely flowers.

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  22. Lovely art Sheila! This scene is so pretty and the song is fabulous... great memories.
    A sweet post! Mar :)x

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  23. So colorful and creative and gives one such a delightful feeling ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  24. what a charming little house ... love your memories of old 78 records! I remember those.

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  25. Love the house. Well done.

    Happy New Week and Boogie Boogie :-)

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  26. This is absolutely INCREDIBLE. I don't remember 78s, but I can imagine a gramophone and scratchy records. I love the adorable pink house, too. It certainly has a colorful history attached to it, I feel.

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  27. This sweet painting and the story behind it truly touched my heart. Blessings, my friend!

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  28. What a lovely pink house and a wonderful garden! Wonderful post, dear Sheila!

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  29. What a sweet pink house. The fish are magical!

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  30. listening to this song i feel like sitting in an old movie... i love the small river with the fishes, i can hear the burbling Sound it makes... and i thought of gaudí when i saw the 4 chimneys (haha, maybe i had a gaudí overload in Barcelona;))
    have a great week, sheila!

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  31. Oh Sheila, a wonderful visit here! This house is so full of warmth and love, I adore this! This beautiful song goes so beautifully with it and I'm really enjoying listening to this, I love old music and quiet times!

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  32. Lucky me to get to visit your blog today and see such awesome artwork and listen to a song from a much slower, gentler time! Your pink cottage makes me smile--how delightful it is, and so is your post!

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  33. Came to visit yesterday only to find our speakers had gone off while we were away and I needed some technical assistance to get them up and running again.
    What a sweet way to begin my day today.
    Thank you for sharing such a sweet song and your sweet painting to accompany it.
    Life is good scratches and all.
    oxo

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  34. What a lovely memory! I miss that sound of the record player and needle playing the record. I love how the memory and song inspired your journal page. Thanks for last Sunday's visit.

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  35. A darling post/memory and LOVE your cute little house. Awww. Well done. :)

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  36. I am enjoying the song as i read your post and view your delightful art.
    It really is a nice song and does take me back as well. I don't remember my parents enjoying this sort of music, but it was in the movies.

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  37. Oh, I'd like to live in such an adorable house, there's a loving and caring home.

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  38. Was für ein schönes Haus und in den Garten würde ich mich gerne setzen. Das Gramophone kann ich vor meinen Augen sehen, eine friedliche Welt die du hier zeigst, wirklich schön.

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  39. Pastel pink is not normally a colour I would use, but I LOVE your pink house! Such a warm and charming scene... a place of dreams!

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