Back from Nashville

4/07/2010 04:14:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 15 Comments »
We were in Nashville to celebrate our little grandson's second birthday.  It was so much fun to be with him, our son Ben, and our daughter (in-law), Sarah.  CC (our grandson) is talking and gets more interesting everyday.  He declared in no uncertain terms "I wuv birthdays!", and who can blame him?  Neighborhood children came over to play almost everyday we were there, (all considerably older than CC), and they treat him kindly and with generosity.  The food was great, the company was great, the dog (Monkey), was pretty good .... she has a habit of running off.  She's the only dog I've ever known who can do some sort of flexing of her body and maneuver her way out of a harness (that's as tight as it can be without cutting off her circulation).  She does it in a nano-second, and then off she goes to "visit" someone in the neighborhood.  We started working with her using treats, but it's slow going.  I do dearly love her, though.

I've done no art since before we left, so I thought I'd share 2 things I did in my journal 2 years ago.  The first one is a collage I did when Sarah was pregnant and we were so excited about the new grandbaby, and the second one is a rather quick pencil drawing I did of him when he was just a few hours old.   As you can tell by the note on that one, it's version 2 - I really didn't like version 1 at all, so I did it again.   It's fun for me to look back on that time and remember how excited we were!

15 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

These are really nice, Nancy!

xoxo

freebird said...

One is cute and the other is precious! What a great piece of memorabilia to have. All your copying of the "masters" and here you copied from the greatest master of all and did a great job.

Martine said...

So cute ! Really lovely !

curiouscrow said...

Nice sketch Nancy!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a joy to come over and see your cheerful page, read your words of joy and love for your family, and see your beautiful art.

Sandra said...

So glad that you had a nice visit. You captured the moment with your drawing.

Drawn2Life said...

I think we are all glad you're back! But I hope it was restful and fun!

donna said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time. And the pencil drawing of your grandson is so sweet and perfect.

Minerva said...

A few hours old? What a precious memory!

Roadchick said...

So glad you enjoyed your trip to Nashvegas!

Love the pieces - what a wonderful keepsake!!!

Ramona Davidson said...

Awesome sketch of the grand baby and a nice journal entry. Thanks for sharing them both.

travelingsuep said...

You can see the improvement you have made over the last 2 years with your drawing Nancy. Well done.

raena said...

Welcome back! These are wonderful sketches!

Alex said...

Terrific sketch Nancy ^^ I am so impressed!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh Nancy. You made me laugh. I'm with you on the cool cloth thing. I think this is fabulous! Great job on these pretty little shells!