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08/20/2002 10:30:30 AM · #26
Originally posted by lisae:
I'm trying to think about my childhood - lots and lots of reading, lots of drawing, painting, crafts, etc... a strange horse obsession, living out in the country with droughts and floods and locust plagues (aaah, rural Australia), fireworks nights out in the backyard with cocoa and mosquitos (back when they were legal - fireworks, I mean), ballet classes, piano classes, slumber parties, crushes on boys, being teased, being very self-conscious about my weight (god, I almost had an eating disorder at times, even when I was only 11 or 12), cubby houses, climbing on things, climbing trees, pretending to be super heroes, pretending to be a horse (re: the strange obsession) and cantering around the backyard jumping over things, not really understanding dolls, wishing people would give ME model planes and other cool things for christmas instead of my brother, my father's sciency activities like showing us things through telescopes and teaching us about botany, camping trips, school, puberty... um, let's stop there :).

Sigh, I don't know what I'm going to do.


Wow! Your childhood sounds idylic! You got Christmas presents??? Cool! Your Dad spent time with you? Awesome! You even had a back yard? How fun! Ballet and piano lessons? Mmmmmmm sounds like a dream I once had. You should find this challenge quite easy.
I'm not really gonna describe my childhood, or else my submission may not be anomynous. ;-)
08/20/2002 10:42:53 AM · #27
Originally posted by Gracious:
. Aelith, one of your outtakes would work!


AWK I'm not that old!
lol
08/20/2002 10:51:56 AM · #28
Originally posted by lisae:
I'm trying to think about my childhood - lots and lots of reading, lots of drawing, painting, crafts, etc... a strange horse obsession, living out in the country with droughts and floods and locust plagues (aaah, rural Australia), fireworks nights out in the backyard with cocoa and mosquitos (back when they were legal - fireworks, I mean), ballet classes, piano classes, slumber parties, crushes on boys, being teased, being very self-conscious about my weight (god, I almost had an eating disorder at times, even when I was only 11 or 12), cubby houses, climbing on things, climbing trees, pretending to be super heroes, pretending to be a horse (re: the strange obsession) and cantering around the backyard jumping over things, not really understanding dolls, wishing people would give ME model planes and other cool things for christmas instead of my brother, my father's sciency activities like showing us things through telescopes and teaching us about botany, camping trips, school, puberty... um, let's stop there :).

Sigh, I don't know what I'm going to do.


maybe we were separated at birth? minus the ballet, piano and locust plagues in the australian outback, this all sounds like me! esp. the horse obsession (complete with imitating and list of horse names and breeds that I "owned".) Yeah, and why *is* it *I* didn't get a model to build? Hmmmm. (now I sound like a spoiled brat - so I'll stop)
:-)




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08/20/2002 02:22:49 PM · #29
Originally posted by aelith:
Originally posted by Gracious:
[i]. Aelith, one of your outtakes would work!


AWK I'm not that old!
lol
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LOL....nah....you're still a spring chicken m'dear...lol But the general theme of your outtakes do represent childhood...doesn't have to be YOUR childhood.


* This message has been edited by the author on 8/20/2002 11:56:13 PM.
08/20/2002 03:29:40 PM · #30
Thanks for the thought Graycee.
08/23/2002 12:30:52 AM · #31
I mentioned the challenge to my best friend who happens to be a new mom. Without a second thought, she suggested a picture of diapers. Lots and lots of diapers ;oP I guess it means different things to different people.
08/23/2002 01:44:57 AM · #32
Originally posted by Gracious:
Originally posted by lisae:
[i]I'm trying to think about my childhood - lots and lots of reading, lots of drawing, painting, crafts, etc... a strange horse obsession, living out in the country with droughts and floods and locust plagues (aaah, rural Australia), fireworks nights out in the backyard with cocoa and mosquitos (back when they were legal - fireworks, I mean), ballet classes, piano classes, slumber parties, crushes on boys, being teased, being very self-conscious about my weight (god, I almost had an eating disorder at times, even when I was only 11 or 12), cubby houses, climbing on things, climbing trees, pretending to be super heroes, pretending to be a horse (re: the strange obsession) and cantering around the backyard jumping over things, not really understanding dolls, wishing people would give ME model planes and other cool things for christmas instead of my brother, my father's sciency activities like showing us things through telescopes and teaching us about botany, camping trips, school, puberty... um, let's stop there :).

Sigh, I don't know what I'm going to do.




Sounds like me, except mine was rural Rhodesia [Zimbabwe now]and no ballet and piano lessons! School on the air, Maths was if you take the black horses legs and add them to the grey's How many do you have. An eight legged horse ;-) I know I am going to be asked what is the connection with childhood!


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08/23/2002 07:32:27 AM · #33
Wow, did any of us have a "normal" childhood? My childhood was different too resulting in my becoming quite a loner in life. I somehow think that it will make ideas easier for me in this challenge. Many of the simple pleasures known only to childhood stand out for me mainly because I didn't get to experience them as often as many other children.

I think this will be a great challenge. It doesn't necessarily mean we will have all these sweet and happy memories conveyed in our photos. I think we will have many bittersweet portrayals of childhood.
08/23/2002 07:43:23 AM · #34
for me childhood is in large part about travel and moving.

i was born in egypt to parents with wanderlust, and lived at about 15 addresses by the time I was 10, in Egypt, France, the U.S., and Canada.

Nonetheless, world travel isn't what most people think of when they think of childdhood, so I'll probably do something a bit more conventional :P.

After all, I personally see the challenges as capturing the 'generic essence' of the idea presented, not getting too specific if it falls outside of the 'ideal.' Even though I might enjoy something more personal and offbeat, I prefer to not get a million 'doesnt meet the challenge comments.'
08/23/2002 07:51:06 AM · #35
Standing on the outside looking in is part of what makes us photographers ---- I would hazard to guess.

aelith



and Why we love kermmi. lol

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