Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marbled Snippets, by Kim Blair

(close-up section of a larger work on 300 lb watercolour paper)

How many of you played with marbles as a kid?

Another term for those round glass balls with bits of  coloured glass trapped within is 'alleys'.  Multicoloured orbs of glass, usually carried in a little draw-string bag... each marble treasured but often traded.  The tactile pleasure of reaching into the bag to scoop up the contents, hearing them clink together as they cascaded through your fingers...worry beads for kids.

Soothing, yet exciting at the same time.

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