Sunday, July 29, 2012

Take Me To Your Leader


My childhood life in Apartment 2A, Embassy Row, was filled with fantastical daily adventures as a card carrying member of the Spy Club. We were an international organization, our fathers and mothers in the employee of various government agencies from various countries. Language was never a barrier when mischievous pranks were the order of the day, gullibility in a young girl all that was necessary.


Carolyn Johnson was my very best friend from Apartment 4B whose bedroom was tucked underneath the space created by the building's central staircase. Older by several years, I hung on Carolyn's every word and mannerism. She was a Correspondent Student, her books and supplies arriving in boxes wrapped in brown paper cool to the touch. Everything about Carolyn was interesting, especially her three older brothers, the founding members of the Spy Club. I hung on their every words as well. When they told me they were Martians from Outer Space, I already nearly believed them. Disappearing before my very eyes, sealed the deal.


Ushered into the realm that was their orderly bedroom, we were situated bedspread edge facing the large balcony that was exactly like my very own. "Close your eyes, and count to ten. We will dematerialize into thin air." Eyes wide open, the space before them completely empty. Did Carolyn's parents know their sons were from Outer Space?


The characters that inhabit my craft room tell the stories of my life. Eyes Wide Open and a very cute Space Cadet recall brothers much too clever for a little girl who to this day is known for being gullible and who always sends her crafts in boxes wrapped in brown paper.

17 comments:

Kim K. said...

How splendid. Your childhood adventures are just as fabulous as your creations.

Terra said...

Your creations are cute, and how amazing that those boys dematerialized; do you think they might really have been from outer space?

Creative Breathing said...

They were from Scotland! I think that was even better. Their accents were soooo dreamy to this earth bound girl!

Debby said...

What fun childhood memories. Sounds like you were an easy little one to prank. I was as well.
Cute little aliens.....they look like the Olympics mascot.

Dorothy said...

So sweet, Space Cadets! How cute!

chris mckinley said...

Love the space people!! So sweet!!

chris

RetroSandie said...

That was a cute story! Your little space cadet and his Martian friends are cute, too!!

Tammy's in Love said...

What a cute story of a sweet, believing little girl! I think that you might like to 'Google' those guys anf find out if they are here or have returned to Mars! Zoom!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

These little guys are OUT OF THIS WORLD cute!
haha Erica :)

craftyles said...

WHat an imagination you must have had as a child, and still have to create these alien creatures. So cute!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh how fun! Your story and characters triggered my own memory of my older Seattle neighbor children who told me THEY could disappear! Ha-ha! I didn't believe them, though! I might have believed every word my brothers told me but not theirs! Also- the first color TV show I ever saw was Lost In Space and it was at their house at night. All the lights were out and that color TV seemed magical! Thanks for the memories, Elizabeth! ♥

Kristina said...

I love how you craft your life's stories! What a magical childhood that left you with so many fun memories and inspiration for your handiwork!

vintage grey said...

How sweet! What fun childhood memories! Your creations are always the sweetest! xo Heather

Pieceful Bits said...

I can picture that!!! Brown paper wrap never goes out of style (~~) Julie

Ina said...

lol, aliens!! disappearing aliens! ;p

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh the games kids play! These are such adorable little aliens! :-) (as is everything you create.) Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the paper dolls.

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