I’ve Got A Brand New Pair of Roller Skates

“This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.”
– Lin Yutang

Very Interesting!

I’ve Got A Brand New Pair of Roller Skates – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

… and you’ve got a brand new key.  I know…. now that song is stuck in your head, too!  I painted this on Memorial Day and that song stayed in my head for HOURS!!  😀

It was painted from a WetCanvas reference by BettyBoop22.

About Lin Yutang

Chinese author Lin Yutang wrote more than 35 books in English and Chinese, including My Country and My People and The Importance of Living, which brought him international fame. He was born in 1895 in the Fujian province in China. He created a Chinese-American dictionary, an indexing system for Chinese letters, and translated many classic Chinese texts. Written in a humorous, accessible style, his books bridged European and Chinese cultures. He died in 1976.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 13:33:02

    ha! I was laughing and all the people who remembered that Melanie song and that Ryan remembered the next line.

    I had skates like that. I was ok on them, but must admit I like rollerblades better.

    Oh, and I really liked Melanie. 🙂


  2. Joan T
    Jun 09, 2011 @ 09:08:33

    Now Melanie’s song is going to be stuck in my head! lol I love it! What a throwback those skates are. I’m catching up on your last few paintings too….good work!!


  3. lesliepaints
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 08:21:09

    I like roller skating and ice skating. Remember that big metal key that we had to tighten the toe grabs with? Ah! Such bliss rollere skating around and around the block, many band aids on knees. 🙂 Thanks for the memories and a neat paintng of our skates!


  4. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 13:40:03

    Great painting and boy does it bring back memories!


  5. asmalltowndad
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 10:43:49

    I’ve got a brand new key! Wow are we old or what!


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 07, 2011 @ 10:54:30

      YES! But that’s okay. We’ve seen and done a lot of cool things that didn’t have to be plugged in or recharged. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 😀


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