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September 15, 2009
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Dusty Attic by misskeima Dusty Attic by misskeima
This is my first monthy submission to :iconchildrensillustrator:

This page is a tribute to my grandma's attic and its wonders, which faced an unfortunate destiny when my uncle renovated the house around 10 years ago. All the books, clothes, toys, burned, and gone.

I don't remember much about the attic, I remember it was warm, the walls made out of wood, the floor covered in old rugs. There were a bunch of dusty old cardboard boxes lying around, books, shoes (you can find my favorite pair of red high heel shoes from the drawing as well), anything that you can image. I used to stumble around in the red high heels when I was a little girl.

I also remember that the daylight colored the attic with a warm yellow tone, that made everything seem as if they were almost the same color, especially the stuff that was covered in dust.

Every night I spent at my grandma's place, I heard *things* going on in there. I used to wonder what it was. Most of the sounds were too loud to be mice, even though that was my grandma's explanation when I asked. I always considered the attic to be the "kingdom of spiders", and that a huge spider woman lived there, and was responsible of the loud bangs and clicks.

pen & ink on Bristol, 11x14
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Choulaphone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VengeanceKitty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a really nice drawing :) Lovely story behind it too... i can imagine being in that attic!
misskeima Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :heart:
Liddell Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Just going through your gallery again. How did I miss this one? I love it!
misskeima Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
MintWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
OMG! where u peeping on my dream!!? :noes:
Catwytch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Wow this picture is actually amazing! Every time I look at the pictures you draw my appreciation of your attention to detail increases!! This is beautiful :)
saintelle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
So very interesting. I wish I had one of those.
Calliope00 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
love the drawing and the story! couldn't you save anything from the uncle renovation??? that's so bad, old things always brings memories with them and to burn them... it's a bit like burning the past!! :(
misskeima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I was late. I had no idea of his intentions, and two weeks later I called him to check if I could pick up a few things from there and then he told me... :cry:
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