28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

For generations, children grew up playing the games their parents thought them, the same they’ve played as children. It has been like that for many generations. Each new generation might add or remove some part of a game, but the basic has always been the same. Playing outside with friends using the best toy in the world: their imagination.

Artist Craig Davison has made a series of paintings depicting children playing pretend, drawing inspiration from the 70’s and 80’s when everyone’s favorite heroes were the the icons o that era, like Star Wars, Batman, Charlies Angels and many many more. Get ready for a trip down memory lane.

Full Force

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

5 Vaders, right? Were Having 5 Lukes

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Happy Hunting Ground

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Don’t Put The BEEP Lid On

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

All For One

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Spartacus

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

I Vant To Drink Your Blood

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

The Dynamic Duo

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Hi  Girls. Hi Charlie

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

The Nature Of Monkey Was Irrepressible

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

He Shoots, He Scores! George Best Giclee

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Ah, Mr. Bond, I’ve Been Expecting You

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Bullets Just Bounce Off Her

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Keeeeeeeeewww

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Tis Maid Marion Here To Save The Day

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Annie Get Your Gun

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Quickly, To The Batcave

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Abba Waterloo

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

I Need Your Help R2

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

 

Yoda Am I

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

The Magnificent Seven

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Because, Because, Because, Because, Becaaaause

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Don’t Feed Them After Midnight

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Bustin Making Me Feel Good

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Garydactl

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

Turtle Power

28 Nostalgic Paintings Of Children Playing Pretend

The way children play has changed dramatically over the past 30 years. . If we could put our childhood and our children’s childhood side by side, the obvious differences we’ll find show just how big of a gap those 30 years have put between us. Today children are becoming addicted to technology, loosing the urge and need to play outside with another child and in those rare occasions when they do venture into the outside world, they want to play with the latest toy they’ve gotten.

In our time things were a lot more simple. We had none of the things that exist today, yet we were happy. We had real friends who would join us in our adventures into the world of imagination, where a stick was a light saber or a mixing bowl and a serving tray became the indestructible armor of a valiant knight. Yes, those were happy days and it’s really sad that that way of playing is dying out.

We need to show them how to be kids again, how to play with other kids, not with things. This nostalgic collection of painting will not only bring back fond memories of your own childhood, but you can also show your kids just how fun playing pretend can be.

Make sure to visit Craig Davison’s website to see more of his amazing work.

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