Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This Land is Your Land

After I made my 4th of July drawing, only a little more than a month and a half from this post, I recorded many patriotic songs on to my phone from Rhapsody and my favorite was "This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie. 

I just love the song because it describes America in a beautiful way, it includes redwood forest, diamond deserts, fog lifting, and it is just so fun and inclusive. It's what America is supposed to be!

So in honor of this song, I decided to make a drawing about and how my bear, Rusty, is describing all of this to his friends. It's just a cute symbolic picture that describes some of the best physical elements of America.

It goes like this:
This land is your land, This land is my land,
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters;
This land was made for you and Me.
As I went a-walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me.
I roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
All around me a voice was a-sounding;
This land was made for you and me.

(c) This Land is Your Land (song) by Woody Guthrie
(c) Artwork by Roger Adkins

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