Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sporadic blogging

La Manche bridge sketch

My blogging will be sporadic during this next week or two. My daughter is getting married on Friday and there's lots going on including having my other daughter and 2.5 year old grand daughter visiting. She's a bundle of energy but very placid generally. I forget the energy levels of small children and how many things I still need to move out of harm's way!

Her rapt attention was more for getting her hands on my camera than me this morning, which she took then spent ages going around pretending to photo everyone. The cat wants a vacation for two weeks I think and views the child with horror even though she doesn't harass him at all.

However, I did get a little sketch in today of a painting I am planning. This is a suspension bridge over a river to the sea at La Manche, an abandoned settlement on the southern shore. Nothing could have enticed me to get on that bridge, but the view was spectacular around it and into the clear waters below. It may become part of the series that I'm working on, but I haven't decided what part it would fit yet. Its the point where sweet water from the river mixes with the salt water of the Atlantic.

11 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

You mentioned the energy levels of small children... It's the energy level required of the mother of the bride that's truly amazing! Hope all goes well and you recover sometime soon.

Sonia said...

Congratulations on your daughter´s marriage and on your beautiful granddaughter! She has the same age as my own daughter and I totally understand you when you talk about the Children energy! Just crazy!! :)

Bonny said...

Congratulations to both you and your daughter! I wish her and her intended many years of happiness and makin treasured memories.

I'm amazed with all that's going on you STILL managed to do a sketch :0 It will be fun to see the WIP.

All the best!

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Congratulations from here as well. Very exiting times ahead. Wishing all the very very best:)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Jeanette - I'm wishing you all the very best for your daughter's wedding. Here's hoping that everything goes well and the cat doesn't decide to run up her dress/cake/flowers/decorations!

Your granddaughter looks like a sweetie pie - does she get to be a flower girl?

Megha Chhatbar said...

First of all congratulations! :) Your grand daughter is so cuteeeeeee.......:) I liked the sketch..!

Rose Welty said...

Enjoy all the fun, laughter, and special moments!

Jo Castillo said...

She is a cutie! Hope it all goes smoothly. Congratulations and look forward to posts soon.

Teresa Mallen said...

I would like to add my congratulations too Jeanette. While hectic, it must be wonderful to have your family with you. And yes, your granddaughter is adorable...and goodness, doesn't she resemble her grandma?!!! May all go well and oh, the bridge sketch is lovely! :-)

Pat said...

Hi Jeanette, I am so glad are both a part of the Sketchercise so that I can better keep up with your work. Your art has such depth and interest. Lovely!

Jeanette said...

Thank you everyone. I'm sure the flurry of activity level around a wedding will subside soon. The loss of the planned wedding cake didn't help...however, another emergency cake maker has been found. It all makes for fine tales in later years. :)

Pat, thanks, I need to make some time to get that exercise in and some sketching with it! Next week things should be more settled.