Sketch 129 : Memory
Sometimes when I’m struggling for inspiration I take a drawing topic from Sketch Dailies. This month, I decided to mix it up and take my prompts from the July Photo Challenge too. Today’s topic was ‘Memory’ and I wanted to capture this precious one from my childhood.
When I was a kid, Dad took me to the Sydney Royal Easter Show; a big carnival/county fair event that runs over the Easter holidays. The Easter Show was a big deal when I was a kid and was something I looked forward to every year, only one particular year I wasn’t having a good time. Maybe I was a bit sick that day? Dad tried all sorts of things from offering me toys, carnival snacks and rides but I was completely disconsolate all day. Finally, he insisted I play a carnival game. The first booth we came upon was one of those fishing games with lots of rubber ducks floating in a pool. You fish a duck out with a long hook and on the underside of it is written ‘small’, ‘medium’, ‘large’ or ‘extra large’ and refers to the size of the prize plush toy. Dad paid for a game, I took the hook very reluctantly and fished out a random duck. It had EXTRA LARGE written underneath it! I had won the rarest prize!!
That afternoon on the bus ride home, I passed out holding my new huge princess bear. I was completely exhausted and completely happy. Dad had managed to save the day.