Saturday, June 16, 2007

EDM 123 Bell


edm 123 bell
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Oh the Bells! Bells! This 'service needed' bell is hardly seen any more, (I used a photo reference as I'm out of town again!). We do have one, though, at the cashier's window at the college. Remember when they sat on every grocer's counter?

I'm thinking also of other bells: church bells ringing out festivals, hours, ceremonies, mass, life events; door bells, jingle bells, the bells on the ice cream truck; the hand bells making music for the chorus, and the novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

I do love bells -- especiall Tinker Bell!

10 comments:

Tami said...

Yes, I remember these bells. You did a great job with the color tones and "roundness" of this bell!

Africantapestry said...

Lovely bell Lin. We still have some hotels and older stores, some old bookstores here in France who make use of these bells...I love them! You have great color and value on your little bell.
Ronell

Lynn said...

Excellent job on this bell. I really like the colors and shading. I work in a college too, and we have one of these bells on the counter in the library.

:) Silvia said...

I do remember these bells as well. One can still find them here and there (especially in old-fashioned hotels).
Lovely painting :)!!

Jana Bouc said...

You're so funny, Ms. Tinkerbell! I guess those bells aren't needed anymore because there's nobody there to provide service! Great sketch though!

caseytoussaint said...

Beautifully done, Lin -I love the touch of yellow, it really brings your drawing to life.

Teri C said...

Great job on this one Lin! I enjoyed your recall of 'bells'.

phthaloblu said...

I remember these bells! When I was a little girl and I'd go into stores with my dad, I secretly hoped that no one would be at the counter so I could ring the bell. lol! Great sketch of this, Lin. Nice work!

Serena said...

I still see these bells in the older shops. You've done a magnificent job on this....great colour and shading!

Sherry said...

Then there is the poem by Edgar Allen Poe! I'm in a watercolor class this week with a teacher who gets our attention with a service bell just like yours. I'm enjoying your blog!