Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Grandma's grub

This sketch is of Kiora, my grand daughter, now 5 weeks old. I have affectionately called her 'Grandma's Grub' when I was with her as when I picked her up and layed her against me, she curled up , bum in the air, like a little inch worm. Thus the name has stuck now. I have more images of her and would like to try one as a watercolour or perhaps a pastel if I'm feeling very brave.

I received a webcam for a birthday gift so that I can let her see me and we can interact even if over a long distance as she's in Calgary and I in Flatrock. Technology may have to be the best to offer as in person visits are infrequent due to distance and costs involved.

I am considering creating an alphabet book for the baby. The book's illustrations and alphabet would relate to things in Newfoundland, the farm, the immediate family and other things that she can relate to and remember. The concept is in the early stages and may take time, but she'll receive it eventually I hope and remember it fondly over time. Perhaps it can become the next heirloom as I have no lacy christening gowns or long lists of relatives who provide family history. History is now and in the making. Only the future will turn it into gold.


"JeanneG" said...

Nice job and I can see grandma's face in the little ones.

Anonymous said...

Awwww....precious! Aren't webcams wonderful! I received one for Christmas, so I can see my oldest daughter who is away at college. I'd like to see you draw a portrait in pastel...your drawing skills are very good!

Billie Crain said...

you are a master at creating expressions in the eyes of your subjects!