Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Liz the Sprite


Prepare to have your heart stolen by the 70's pixie before you. Anna Slade's mom is even cooler than her haircut: "My mother Elizabeth grew up in Idaho, lived on a lookout as a child (pre-GPS iphones and satellite times) these boasted gorgeous views. Grandfather was an engineer and worked for the Forest Service, literally looking out for fires from the edges of canyons and mountain tops. She lived in the mountains and in her own imagination a lot of those years, I think. (see pic below for proof)



"She rejected the formality and went in search of adventure. She is an amazing artist. She sang and read to me every day of my childhood. We traveled the country with an Irish wolfhound in a VW bug. My mother worked on her own car, house, bike, you name it. She raised me by her self and did so with such seeming ease and quick humor that it never occurred to me until I was older what hard work that was for her."

5 comments:

jean said...

What a lovely story and trail blazing woman.Love her Kristy McNichol hair style as a teen.

Little Bear Stories said...

Wow, she sounds so inspiring! I want to be like her when I grow up! x

Felix Curds said...

If only I could be this cool...and rock a pixie cut that much. Ah is life...

Anonymous said...

She seems amazing! I can just picture her, and what she was like. She must be a very lovely lady!

The Chirping Perch said...

What an awesome picture, and an inspiring little bio.