Monday, October 7, 2013


These drawings were made by me when I was six or seven years old. They are from a school exercise book I found at my mother's while I was helping her move house. Each page of the book has rows of neat letters with drawings below. I think the drawings were designed to help with forming letters. For instance, the kites are with the letter 'v'. I can't remember if we were meant to embellish the shapes or if I was overly enthusiastic. The only comments from the teacher are "too big" or "too small".

This drawing is my favourite and, strangely, goes with the letter "I". When I was a child we lived in a suburb where every house had a rotary clothesline - just like in my picture. There were lots of kids in the neighbourhood and we had some good times over the long, hot summers.

Reading Welcome to your new life by Anna Goldsworthy

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