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Long Ago, and Far Away . . .

By Trebeca04
Long Ago, and Far Away . . .  Long Ago, and Far Away . . . Long Ago, and Far Away . . .Long Ago, and Far Away . . . Long Ago, and Far Away . . .  "Long Ago and Far Away"
This is a sweet little assemblage I made just for me.
   The first few years of my life were spent on a farm in south Texas, I was the youngest 7 children, and although the memories have become faded, I do have a few mental pictures that are clear and crisp of my days on the farm.
   People often ask me "how long have you been making this kind of art?" in response, I like to reference my earliest memories from my days on this farm.
   I remember that at age of 5 or 6, I would often crawl under the farm house, (1) to get out of the hot Texas sun, and (2) to play quiet solitary games, creating imaginary kingdoms in a silent, secret place.
   Under the house, I would often find many treasures, to include bits of pottery, marbles, keys, coins and other forgotten bits, left behind, I'm sure, by previous residents of the old farm house. I loved collecting these treasures in glass jars. I loved looking at them, and I loved keeping them close.
   In another memory, I remember, making 'mud bricks" (like mud pies only not round) and I would 'embed' my treasures into the mud bricks and set them out in the sun to dry. And as I recall, they were BEAUTIFUL!
Early assemblages?  I think so. . . I've been making assemblages all of my life.
Long Ago, and Far Away . . .
Yes, that's me, the short girl in the middle . . .

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