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Memories of Menard County 2018

the map
Christy Freeman Stark

Solo Show, April 19 – May 1, 2018

Location: Christy! Studios, White Oaks Mall

Memories of Menard County

Take a trip back to the late 70’s, early 80’s when Christy was just a kid. Growing up in rural Athens, IL in a magical woodland playground. Christy has created a story from her childhood with images representing memories from nature, play and family. Click on each image to view the story.

The Map

For Sale / Memories

The Map 5′ x 4′ canvas. Coffee, Watercolor, Liquid Acrylic, Enamel This is my childhood stomping ground. You can see my house, Grandma’s House &…

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Tulips

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Tulips This is what I remember from Grandmas garden & around the flag pole. There was Mother Mary statue, and tulips galore! SOLD

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Thistle

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Thistle More pretty weeds. Don’t touch these lovelies though..they will leave a mark! When they dry, they are cool too! Find them in the ditches…

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Yellow Rose

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Yellow Rose Grandma’s favorite flower & it seems we had a giant bush in our front yard. I didn’t even know until researching memories for…

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Robin

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Robin on Lightpost In the front yard was an old lampost. We would take the cross bar out and use it as a weapon. We…

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Redwinged Blackbird

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Redwinged Blackbird The pond in the backyard was host to many of my favorite critters and sounds. The Redwing Blackbird is my favorite. Summer nights,…

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Racoon

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Raccoon Critters, critters everywhere. We mostly saw bunnies and snakes. Every now and then we would hear a coyote or hawk. These guys stayed in…

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Queen Annes Lace

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Queen Anne Across the street was a dirty, red clay ditch..full of wonderful weeds! This one is my favorite. So delicate and ornate! SOLD

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Opossum

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‘possum Ugh. Once upon a time, Troy and I were playing on the swingset in our backyard. A nasty opossum creeped out of the woods…

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Morel Mushrooms

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Mushrooms Dear God..don’t get me started. Mushroom season is nearly here! How many hours did I hunt with Dad and Troy and Mel? A ton!…

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Lilacs

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Lilacs At the end of the grape arbor were 2 giant lilac bushes. I can feel and smell the country. Warm summer sun, grapes and…

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Grapes

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Grandpa’s Grapes The grape arbour was between our house and Grandma’s. We were not really allowed to be in the grapes..but they were delicious! Warm…

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Dandelion

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Dandelions Front yard (before Dad mowed), lay around in the grass and play with the field of dandelions. Do you like butter? Don’t drink the…

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Daisies

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Daisies Running wild in the woods, riding our bikes all over land and road. Daisies, Queen Anne’s Lace, Goldenrod, Grasses, all familiar & beautiful in…

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Cardinal in Grandpas Tree

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Cardinal in Grandpa’s Tree Grandpa had these huge evergreen trees. We would climb to the tippity top and act like we could see Athens. The…

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Bunny

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Bunny Dad was a hunter. We were allowed to go rabbit hunting with him often. I carried a leather satchel and would grab the rabbit…

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Bigwheel

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Big Wheel We rode these until the tires split. Troy crashed his into the basement wall causing the picture window to shatter. We didn’t wear…

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Fuzzy Wuzzy

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Fuzzy Wuzzy Aunt Leanne and Uncle Bob bought me this bear for my 2nd birthday. He traveled with me through adulthood….now he is gone. Missing….

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Basketball

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Basketball Hoop Grandma’s backyard had a slight hill (where we would line up our Big Wheels) with this at the bottom. I can’t tell you…

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Banana Bike

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Banana Bike  Troy had a brown bike just like this. I was always so jealous. I wanted to be a BMX bike racer. My parents…

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Backyard

Memories

Back Yard If you look out the West facing kitchen windows, you would see a spot of grass, a rolling hill, trees, more rolling hills….

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