Today’s Official Prompt over on Doodlewash for #WorldWatercolorMonth for Friday is ‘Friday Night Memories’. And that got me thinking. And that got me remembering. And that made me remember a bus that I painted when I was in primary school for what was known then as the Eisteddford. The real Eisteddford is a Welsh music, song and arts competition; but the name has been used for other arts-associated competitions throughout the world. The competition I entered back in those sepia days before black and white was invented, was a cross-school competition where we all entered paintings.
I painted a fabulous red and white double-decker bus. I remember it well. I had a thing for buses. And I remember my painting of the bus hanging there, on the wall, in the competition, in one of the runner-up positions. Obviously, that meant I hadn’t won, but I was little. My painting was on the wall with other winning paintings. So I had, in my mind, won. I remember that feeling very well.
The bus I’ve painted today is a different one from that Eisteddford entry all those millennia ago. This one’s a single-decker for starters. It’s also a lot older than the bus I painted back then, so that makes this new painting one of a really old bus indeed. I tried to make it look old, but presented as new. It was fun to do. I may still revisit the double-decker I did, but for now that will have to wait for another time.