by Tamela Hancock Murray
I am beyond proud of my uncle, Eldridge Bagley.
Uncle Eldridge is a professional artist. He paints in oil on canvas. Most of his scenes depict Southern rural life in the mid twentieth century. The picture above, from 2001, is entitled Looking for a Brown Mule.
This picture speaks to me. Does it speak to you? Why? Why do you think he chose that title?
Now let’s have some fun. Use your imagination to write a sketch about this picture.
What kind of background do you give your characters?
Have your characters found worldly success after growing up in modest circumstances?
What is your favorite treat from your childhood that may be hard to find now?