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1979 by Aimee Stewart

Canvas Prints

Small (8.0" x 12.0")

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Summertime, and we’re all in the yard…
With fresh mowed grass and soda…
Eyes closed and smiling
In chlorine and sunshine…

As brother and sister
We weren’t thinking of them
Only thinking of us
Olly Olly Oxen Free
Over rooftops and trees
You can’t catch me…

And if you ask me
What life was like then
Well I would tell you
Through eight year old eyes
Sleeping beneath the stars
We were happy….

We were happy….

Night time, and we’re up in our rooms
Playing 45’s and laughing…
We didn’t ask where
They went after dark…
We weren’t thinking of them
Only thinking of us
And we kept laughing…
We were happy…

And somewhere
In that two story house
Where mom clenched her hands
And dad left for hours…
We had Monopoly and ice cream
homework and dreaming
We weren’t living for them
Only living for us…

And if you ask me
What life was like then
Well I would tell you
Through eight year old eyes
Sleeping beneath the stars
We were happy….

By: Aimee Stewart aka Foxfires

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© Aimee Stewart – Foxfires 2008
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Aimee’s artwork has been featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, ImagineFX, and others. Her work can be found internationally as a greeting cards through Tree Free Greetings, cross stitch patterns through HAED, and jigsaw puzzles by such companies as Buffalo Games, Mega Puzzles, and more! These are now available at Walmart, Fred Meyer, and more. Aimee is currently working on her first children’s book featuring whimsical animals, slated for release in 2012.

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  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 6 years ago

    Just Fantastic! I too was 8 in 1979, and thank you for taking me for a trip down memory lane. Your image and writing in this piece is wonderful.

  • Oh that is so cool that we’re the same age! I’m delighted you liked it. :D Thank you!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Mugsy
    Mugsyover 6 years ago

    Unusual perspective… good treatment. Well done!

  • Thank you very much Mugsy!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • andygibb
    andygibbover 6 years ago

    i was 12…but can still relate…brilliant work

  • Thank you so much Andy!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 6 years ago

    I was 3 years into married life, but the vibe was there just the same. Must have been something in the air. Your writing is lovely and it puts me in a nice place. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you Billy! Those are good times, thinking back to those days of being innocently oblivious to everything outside that childhood bubblesphere.

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Bill Morgenstern
    Bill Morgensternover 6 years ago

    Your image and poem are wonderful. Those times in the past are treasures we all share.

  • Thank you so much Bill! Your comment is so true…. they are priceless treasures.

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 6 years ago

    It was indeed a good year, 1971!

  • lol Yes indeed it was!!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 6 years ago

    Superb framing and textures – love the style of this piece!

  • Thank you Paul! This was definitely a step out of my normal routine for me, but I had such fun with it!

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 6 years ago

    Excellent work

  • Thank you! This was an experiment on my part, to just let my thoughts wander, and see what appeared. I was actually quite surprised with this one, and so very pleased. I love hearing from people who like this one…. since it seems to be a very specific group of artistic people who are drawn to it.

    – Aimee Stewart

  • Anette Tyler
    Anette Tylerover 6 years ago

    Cool picture. I love the composition

  • JanG
    JanGabout 6 years ago

    For me, it would have been a decade earlier, but you’ve captured the feelings of the freedom and innocence of childhood perfectly. Lovely artwork, lovely poetry.

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