Matchboxes and Spoons

Underthedeck

Underneath the deck at 10 Evergreen was magical. All you needed was a spoon and a Matchbox and before you knew it, an entire town was created! My brothers were experts at sneaking spoons out of the house. Spoons made the best roads, and let’s admit it, they did the work of the backhoe and bulldozer! The sand was great under the deck-perfect for easy construction. Of course, there were a few boulders (pebbles), rivers (rain dripping through the slots) and the the occasional heat blast (the dryer vent), but overcoming those obstacles is what made the pastime exciting.

Lisa David bike Oil

No Hands!

Lisa David bike Oil

No Hands! 6″ x 6″ Oil on gesso board daily painting

No Hands!

Going for a bike ride without a destination was a top ten pastime as a kid. You just jumped on your bike and started pedaling. Ride in the middle of the road, no helmet no hands- just the air through your hair! The only serious riders were the Italians (Breaking Away). I remember my yellow bike with a banana seat. My father ran over it multiple times because I left in laying in the driveway. Take the challenge: just go out and get on your bike and start pedaling!