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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Time for a post? Ya think? :-)


In case you've wondered....

1. Yes, I'm still alive, and
2. Yes, I'm still making art

and...... I have some news.........I'm a new grandmother!

My first grandbaby, Colton Joshua, was born on February 26, 2012. He's a little guy... a preemie. His Mom, my DIL, was only 25 weeks along when Colton decided he'd had enough and wanted out! At birth he was almost three months premature, weighed 1 lb 4.5 oz and was 12.5 inches long. He's doing very well though, and the doctors and nurses in the neonatal unit are doing a wonderful job taking care of him. He'll be in the unit for at least another two months. If you could weigh sweetness, he'd have been a ten pounder! This grandma can't wait for him to go home so she can hold that precious little bundle. The photo above was taken when he was three days old. He's gained a little weight since then.

On the art front, I've been active over on Drawspace, participating in the trades there every month since September(?). I find ATC's to be a wonderful way to get in some relaxed practice, and experiment with new colors, paints, surfaces and techniques. The first batch below is from the January trade with a theme of "What's in Your Back Yard"?





This next batch (below) is from the February trade. It was a trade to be done in graphite and/or pen and ink using any subject. I chose to do a series of shells. Normally, graphite is not my cup of tea (What? No color? YIKES!) but it was great drawing practice and, to tell you the truth, I ended up really enjoying just drawing for the sake of drawing.














21 comments:

Simone said...

Congratulations Grandma!!! I hope that Colton Joshua is soon home with his family and glad that he is doing well. You have produced some lovely ATC's and I must really work on some small art projects myself. I think I may do as you and paint or draw some shells using some of the wonderful shells that you sent me. x

Meera Rao said...

Congratulations on your new status -- I know its a great feeling since I became one too exactly a month before you did! I wish your little one will be home soon so you can hold him and cuddle that bundle of joy! and btw wonderful ATCs!

Katherine Thomas said...

Ooh! That is one precious baby!! My son was preemie and grew so quickly! Seeing this picture, I remember that tiny little fragile guy that he was at first. Your grandson brings back the memories. Congratulations! I'm happy for your family! Your artwork is so lovely too! I like how you combine your drawing skills with good painting skills. A wonderful combination!

padmaja said...

Great to hear the god news T, congrats on your new status and enjoy your new bundle of joy as soon as heis home soon.Enjoyed your work as well!

hmuxo said...

OH THERESA! He's so precious!!! Congratulations Grandma! He'll be home before you know it. Love the shells and GLAD you're back!!

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, many congratulations and warm wishes for you all. The drawings are beautiful as is your grandson. We look forward to many sketches and paintings of him.

Hugs.....

Claire M said...

CONGRATULATIONS Grandma!! I can tell that you like your new position. I wish for continued good health for your special new grandson.

What fun to see the ATC's that you have been working on - even the graphite sketches. I love seeing what everyone is up to. There is so much creativity and variety out there!

Best wishes to you and your growing family.

Lynne said...

Congratulations indeed, how wonderful! I hope you are all together at home soon.
Fabulous ATC's. I do admire your art work. I think small is beautiful too.

sue said...

Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother Teresa. Our first (grand-daughter) arrived on Halloween 2010 so we're a little ahead of you there :-)

Its great to know you've been busy with your art also ... I hope all the back/nerve problems have been resolved now and we'll soon see you Blogging regularly again :-)

Laure Ferlita said...

Congrats on the sweet little bundle of love! Hope he's home soon.

So glad to see you're still busy with your art too. ATC's are a great way to keep our skills in top form.

Rosie said...

You've been missed! I can see why you have been rather busy of late - what a sweet little boy, congratulations on your first grand child. I love your backyard art work and those lovely sea shells:)

Diana said...

Congratulations,Grandma. He's gorgeous. Blessings and love to him,his ma and pa and you. wow.. love,Diana ps. I like your watercolors and esp. your drawings!!

Ann said...

Congratulations! You must be so thrilled with that precious bundle!

I always enjoy seeing your art and I love all of these! But the graphite shells just might be my favorites.

martinealison said...

Il est bon de retrouver vos oeuvres après plus de 6 semaines d'absence... Je rentre tout juste des Philippines...
Vous verrez que plus tard ce charmant bébé sera très solide... J'ai 4 enfants et 3 d'entre eux étaient des prématurés... dont un qui ne pesait que 830 grammes... Ils sont tous en pleine forme aujourd'hui...
Un gros bisou à vous tous.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

What a little sweetie. I see you've had more important things on your mind than blogging. Hope he comes home soon, and that we'll see more updates as he grows.

Lovely cards, too. That sounds like a great way to keep practicing your art.

Jan Pets to Posies said...

Yaaaay! What a great name and a beautiful child - congratulations to the whole family!

So good to see your art again!

Mermaid's Palette said...

Congratulations! February 26 is a great day- my oldest son was born on that day and it has been a good one!
I love your latest batch of ATC's too- I agree, they are a good way to get some art in while having fun.

Doreen Cross said...

Congratulations on becoming a granmother.

Hope you get that cuddle real soon.

Your ATC's are lovely and wow graphite work.... you can get hooked on it.. LOL.

Hope you are well Teresa. Miss you. xx

knittingdragonflies said...

Colton is so sweet! Such a little thing! I've been MIA also. Trying to get back into it.
Love your drawing/paintings!
Take care. Hope Colton comes home soon.
Vicki

Debbie Nolan said...

What a wonderful blessing - so thankful he is doing well and congratulations. Love your art work.

Linda said...

Congratulations!!! Being a "grandma" is so wonderful. He is precious and I know you will spoil him rotten. Hope mew mommy is doing great also. Love your artwork, you are very talented. It is so hard to stay caught up on reading everyones great blogs! Have a blessed weekend!

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