Stuff

3/28/2012 07:39:00 PM Posted In Edit This 14 Comments »
Here's the first of the "stuff".  We've been in Nashville visiting our grandchildren and their parents.  Now, don't get me wrong - we went to visit their parents in Nashville long before there were children, and we love seeing the grownups just as much as ever.  That said, there's nothing like being a grandparent and hanging out with the babes.  (Our almost-four-year-old wouldn't like being referred to as a "babe" at all, so please don't tell him).  As always, we had a wonderful time with everyone, but especially the boys (one 4, and one just 1).  I won't bore you with all the fun things we did with them (like many, many, trips to Kroger - one of the 4 yo's faves), but suffice it to say that I would go back in a heartbeat just to hug those little guys one more time!

Anyhow, I did manage to do just one drawing while we were there.  It's a drawing of a table in their front room (which used to be my husband's parents), using a sketchbook I haven't used in years (literally) and a Micron pen.  When we got home I tried to scan it and post to my blog.  I can't even begin to tell you all the problems I had with the scanner - suffice it to say that I'm grateful that I still have hair on my head!

So, even though I have a lot of grandchildren stories,  I'll spare you and just show you the sketch.   For some reason it's reversed, but after all the trouble I had, I wasn't about to try to fix it...


14 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I really like this, Nancy. I'm so glad you were able to scan it after all.

xoxo

Phil Davis said...

Great sketch Nancy. I know what you mean about the fun to be had with grand kids, I have a 13 yr old and a 3 yr old and the youngest is such fun at the moment

Michael Emerald said...

Thank you for posting this. Even though it's pencil, it conveys the bright happy feeling of WC. Very nice emotions. I also like the artistic abstraction of perspective. It adds to the feel.

Have a great weekend.
Michael Emerald

marancat said...

Great sketch - and good to find an old sketch book to carry on!
Glad you had a wonderful time with your grandchildren, there's nothing to beat it!

Martine said...

Lovely job !! The lines are really soft and delicate !!

. said...

Beautiful sketch, love the flowers in the vase, they have a great graphic style to them. Your visit with your granchildren sounds like great fun.
I cant believe I say this now, but I hope we will be blessed with grandkids one day (my son is only 20 and told me he wants his pilots before he dates... So I have to wait : )

Alex said...

:) Hahahaha... I'd love to have grandchildren stories one day... but first I need to start with children stories.
Anyway, for some odd reasons I can't find time to draw anything either. Because because I have been spending more hours at work covering for my boss' week long vacation, or maybe it's because of all these job hunting that I've been doing.

Shirley said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful visit, and now you have a lovely sketch to bring back the memories.

Jane said...

A happy sketch and happy story of your visit to go with it - lovely.

Sandra said...

How nice that you captured a quiet moment and included a special piece of furniture. Glad that you got to visit the kids. I feel the same way, we like to visit our kids, but those grandkids are really special

kazumiwannabe said...

Glad you had a good time with your family, and the drawing is great, very neat with the fine lines, lovely setting! The demonic scanner won't win this fight!

Cathy Holtom said...

A beautiful sketch Nancy and I'm glad you've still got your hair!

raena said...

Amazing job with the ink! Drawing directly in ink is so difficult for me! Love all the texture and the flowers are awesome!

debra morris said...

Lovely sketch Nancy, Belated Happy Easter!