Rip Van Winkle

This is a scratchboard drawing done by my father some 60 plus years ago. I reframed it last night and opening it from its battered frame and ghosted glass was like releasing a trapped spirit.

Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle “miraculously” traveled to the future (with a little help from some very strong brew). Last night, cutting the matt, putting the frame together, cleaning the glass, touching the image, I travelled to the past. Consequently, I had a glass of strong brew.

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3 Responses to Rip Van Winkle

  1. Laurie says:

    Nice. I would like to have been there and toasted your father. I think your father will be smiling this weekend.

  2. JEROME BLOOM says:

    AHMEN

    WE WILL

    LIFT MANY GLASSES

    TO HIM

    THIS WEEKEND

  3. Michael says:

    Great picture, how wonderful to still have it.

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