Monday, March 22, 2010

I Wanted to be a Hippie


I remember going to my first Beatles movie at 6 years old (Hard Days Night) with a friend who was 8 years old and was "ga ga" for the Beatles - - especially Paul. The fascination went past this 6 year old girl.

I remember the late 60's. The girls had long, straight hair and talked of love, peace and wore flowers in their hair. Bell bottom jeans and prairie dresses and peace signs were the norm. Woodstock. "Free Love." But, I was still too young to actually be a hippie. (For that I'm sure my parents were grateful.) Peter Max was a gifted artist of the 60's who used a lot of colors and psychedelic images. Even though I mainly watched the 60's from a innocent girl's eyes, it impacted me nonetheless.

With the 60's use of happy colors and flowers on my mind, I used paint layering to create "I Wanted to Be a Hippie." It was a fun work and a style I'll most likely return to.

My hippie name is...

1 comment:

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Hi Susan AKA Lila,
What a serendipitous find! I googled Peter Max (an artist I've admired since childhood) and I ended up on your blog. I can so relate to a lot of what you write. You seem to have similar experiences that I have had. I was born in 1966 and have 4 older siblings who were born in the 50's. They weren't typical hippies because we were born in a Christian family and that was not allowed. And yet, they all have similar ideals of loving nature and life and hating war and destruction etc. I love Carla Bruni's music! I read the beautiful verse at the end of your blog and I had to send you a note! I am a Christian. Are you too?
Blessings and Happiness,
Rebecca AKA Willow :)