This is another collage watercolor I did this summer. I found this old envelope addressed to my mother with this beautiful green drawing of Honolulu Hawaii on it. It also has a miniature black and white photo of “Diamond Head” at the bottom. One of the neatest things about this envelope is that is postmarked Pearl Harbor October 20, 1941 about 6 weeks before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was written by Jo Jones (a man my mother was dating at the time) and the return address says the U.S.S. Utah. Some of you will remember that the U.S.S. Utah was sunk during the Japanese attack. My mother says Jo had told her he was on the ship when it was attacked and they were told to abandon ship and that he jumped into the water and hid in a big pipe.
Now the rest of the watercolor is what I used to draw in church when I was a young kid. We attended church service each week and I used to draw on the back of the church bulletin Japanese and American planes and ships in battle. These drawing are what I remember drawing during the service. I
chose the bright colors for the background since the attack happened early in the morning.