"I wouldn't mind being grown up", he told me,
"if I didn't have get up and be grumpy every morning."
When I read this quote on a birthday card I received a few years ago, I was reminded of myself when I was a kid. I would play with abandon, imagine adventures outside of my little world, and carry on without a worry to my name. Everything was a wonder! Looking back, I can still recall with amazement how much fun it was to be 'a kid' everyday.
PS: I think the original quote from STORYPEOPLE is a reference to people who are not ‘morning people’. Thankfully, I am a morning person, so I don’t have to be “grumpy” when I wake up.
This piece started out as a hinged wooden box. It is covered in tissue papers and magazine images inside and out. I placed a glow-in-the-dark star on the front, a yellow toy cowboy and green lizard embellish the inside, and 3 white dice are feet. (click on any image to enlarge)