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Thursday, December 31, 2009

My Artists

"Mommy," Owen asked, "Why are you taking pictures of my artists?"

"Well, Buddy," I said, "They are so beautiful, I never want to forget them."

"Yeah," he replied. "They're BEAUTIFUL!"

Following his example, I'm looking to seek more beauty in 2010. Like this:

We had framed a picture, and this was the leftover matting. The owner of the frame shop, one of those women who become more beautiful with age, said, "Take this home and let your little boy paint. Then, bring it back, and I'll frame it for you."

She didn't say that she would frame it for free, but I'm considering bringing it back anyway. If you look at it as I do, it looks like a purple dove, content and peaceful, sitting in her nest, even as the wind blows violently.

What do you see?



Owen asked me to write down the name of his teacher. (And, yes, her secret identity as Miss Speck is now outed). I love that he has painted this picture for her, for the sole purpose of making her happy. Because, really---Who doesn't want to be a pumpkin-headed, frowning, armless monster? 


He also asked me to write the word "light." He is already seeking the light, the beautiful, the honest and sincere. As should I.

Or, maybe he got the idea from the damn "Diego Saves the Sea Turtles" cartoon.  Let's not make him the next Dali Lama quite yet.

In 2010, I hope to seek the light, to give gifts to those I love, and to protect my little nest, even when the winds blow, and all I can do is hold on.




 After all, I'll do anything to protect my greatest works of art. Happy New Year!

15 comments:

SamiJoe said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Awwww, adorable little boys you have Nancy!

Happy New Year and glad you found the picture you like.

May

Cat said...

Beautiful- happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Sweet. I have just a regular dollar store cheap-o frame that I put some of my daughters art work in.

She recently did a carnival drawing with colored pencils that had a ferris wheel, roller coaster, ticket stand...sunshine, blue sky, green grass and the word 'mom' and a heart. I love that drawing.

erika said...

I can see the light whenever I come to visit you. It's one of the reasons why I like coming here.

I like your new profile picture.

Cinda said...

Sooo cute! We live in art around my house. I am NOT promoting, just thought you might like to see the cool kid art that my daughter does. http://web.mac.com/jordanswain/iWeb/Jordan%20Swain%20Fine%20Art/Home.html

My mom is an artist and our entire family has grown up with paints and paper and huge boxes of art supplies. My mom's motto (she hated coloring books) was, "Do NOT stay between the lines!" Jordan has carried it forward. Happy, joyous and healthy New Year to you all!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

Awww! Happy New Year, Nancy!

Bethany said...

You too! Fantastic art work! I love how you tied it all together and the dove you saw. Great writing. Adorable pics.

michelle said...

Darn cute little men you have there...

happy new year!

Corrie Howe said...

The artwork is lovely and worth framing. I love Joel's bib.."Let's do lunch, It's on me." HAHAHA.

Happy New Year!

AudreyO said...

Happy new year. I think framing that drawing/painting and hanging it on a wall is really beautiful. I've saved art pieces over the years from both of my girls. Yes, I tossed about 80% of the artwork, but the other 20%, well there was just no way.

adrienzgirl said...

That bib, is awesome.

Let's do lunch, it's on me! Bwahahaha! Made me laugh.

Happy New Year!

When did I become my Mom said...

Beautiful post!
I love that image of the purple dove in her nest through the storm. I'd like to be that too...

Ms. Moon said...

I love seeing you sweet mamas raise these sweet boys.

kys said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2010! I'm glad to have "met" you and will enjoy reading your blog throughout the year.