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Heidi by Ray-d

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Watercolour and HB Pencil on Arches Cold-pressed Watercolour Block.
16"X 12"

Shhhh… quiet or he’ll know we are here!

I watch from my wicker arm-chair on the terrace as 3 children play hide and seek in the yard below.

The boy, head bowed over his arm is counting. He is up to 66.

Once in a while he peaks under his armpit.

The 2 girls, one perhaps 5, the other no more than 8 scurry trying to find somewhere to hide.

The youngest just chases after the older one, seeming in a panic.

69, 70, 71…The oldest, finding one hidey-hole squeezes in;

The youngest crams in, head first, but her butt sticks out like a sore thumb.

75, 76, 77… They tumble over each other to scramble behind a large plant-pot in a corner of the yard.

82, 83, 84… The larger girl disappears, they squabble in whispers.

87, 88, 89… Head first the waif-thin child pushes, between the pot and the hole left-over under the feet of the first.

93, 95, 97… The boy skips numbers and is already turned looking for them.

100 He cries out… Here I come, Ready or not!

Glancing down I hear a muffled: “Shhhh… quiet or he’ll know we are here!”

A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • artsmitten
    artsmittenalmost 4 years ago

    so masterful work , wow

  • So sorry Artsmitten I missed your comment.
    Thank you so much.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

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  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    Precious and interesting!

  • Thank you.

    – Ray-d

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 3 years ago

    Fantastic work ….so enjoyed looking at all your awesome work

  • So kind of you to tiptoe trough my painted Tulips Johanna.
    Thank you for such a lovely comment.

    – Ray-d

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Eoconnor. So very sweet of you.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago


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  • Thank you Kira.
    You have become my favorite administrator.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    LOL – Allrighty – how many are there?

  • I would say every Art-group would have at least one,
    But you, my dear Kira, are so nice and your taste is in art is obviously impeccable.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26over 2 years ago

    One of my favorites … a truely superb capture ….

  • Thank you very, very much Johanna.
    It is one of my simplest and a favorite of mine as well.:o)

    – Ray-d

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