Hello! Welcome to Ivory Pumpkin. Here you'll find snippets of things that I like and, hopefully soon, of things that I've created. Please stay awhile and browse.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Joy of......

The Archies!

The Archies are one of my all time favorite comics. One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was, after getting my allowance, going to the store to buy candy and Archie comics and spend the afternoon reading them. I loved the Betty and Veronica issues, especially when they had special fashion pages. I still love going to the comic book store and every once in a while I'll buy an Archie comic (along with a few X-men comics!). Every so often I'll buy a vintage Archie if I'm at a comic convention (yes, I am a geek and quite proud of it). I love the comics but, I still don't get the attraction Betty and Veronica had for Archie. I thought he was kind of a dork but, I do love this song which was a number one hit back in 1969. This song is on my list of all time favorites. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mother's Day Gift.....

This is what I got for Mother's Day.....
and this is what was inside!!!! I have such a great kid! He knows his mother well. Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fairy Friday

New Original Art by Paulina Cassidy

'Twilight Earth'
8x10.5 inches
watercolour & ink on watercolor paper
(image goes to edges of paper)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New York Street Games

Has anyone seen this documentary? It was on last night as part of the pledge drive for one of the local affiliates. It was great. I talked about all the games the kids used to play in the urban areas of New York - stickball, war, kick the can, hopscotch, etc. I’m not from New York but, had the same experiences playing in the streets with my friends. There were guest commentaries from Regis Philbin, C. Everett Coop and several others that grew up in the area.

It brought back memories of playing hide and seek in the neighborhood for hours in the summer, even after it got dark. Too bad kids these days (at least most of them) don’t have that same experience of the freedom of playing in the street. I think the last few generations are truly missing out on a great experience.

What was your favorite childhood game?

New York Street Games