Sunday, September 25, 2011

Soul Food #108~




Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


And many are still and will always be:)~
Upon a lovely suggestion to paint the boys at the bus I once showed on my blog recently....I played with my paints again and enjoyed the moments~
Everything I paint is small:) My friend has a huge book like this one..and I wonder if I will ever broaden my horizons?:)


I love that Max and Lucas knew exactly what this was..and Max said :"and after Lucas changed into his Darth Vader costume"....It sounded exactly like what I told you here..

I said to his mom..:"Has he been reading my blog?"He's 4..and no..

I scribbled these words on my journal.. I think I will never forget what growing a foot can mean to a child~



If everything was so charming..and innocent in life:)~



PS my apologies I do not remember my source for this texture.Thank you to whoever shared it~

The Weeping Sunflower..is courtesy of a lovely farm I visited the gardens thereof..having been welcomed in by a kind gentleman that is a relative..and owner of the adjacent adorable home~
Thank you~

I appreciate your indulgences for all my Soul Foods~

24 comments:

  1. which do i love more, your photos or your paintings.....hmm its your words too, the whole package nana, YOU ALWAYS DELIGHT ME!

    off to get new computer right now :)

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  2. Ditto Jain~

    Thank you..so sweet..
    Yes go get a new computer right now..I love you present.:

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  3. My heart just sighed with happiness. You know I love it all. I am anxious with knowing that my son is soon to fly the nest so I am torturing myself with the keepsakes and memories of when he was little and everything was innocent and sweet... it was just yesterday, really. It goes so fast :(
    xo isa

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  4. These are so beautiful...they both look so real...I love the note...and you are no amateur.
    Have a super week!
    Shel x

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  5. your paintings are charming. You are inspiring me to paint as well....i'll wait n see if that day ever comes. but the feeling is there :P

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  6. I have tears in my eyes reading and looking at this beautiful post...
    Once again you have fed my soul Monique!
    L~xo

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  7. I am happy you do not make me feel embarrassed.
    It is so true that encouragement..instills joy in one:)

    Isa..Linda just had this ..her son just went off to university..She gets it too:)

    Zurin I am sure I will fall on the floor when I will see your art:)
    Have a great day everyone..

    Thanks Shel:)~

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  8. Love that you share your paintings with us; a great start to the week and wonderful memories for you grand children.
    Rita

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  9. Monique, so much of you comes through in your art, photos and words. You touch my heart.

    Ann

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  10. Delightful post! Thank you for brightening my morning that is filled with rain and cloudy skies at the moment.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  11. How precious! Little ones say such cute things. What a delightful post. You have caught such wonderful moments in your journal....

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  12. Quite a talent, young lady! You have captured the spirit of the children and their relationship... that is precious!

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  13. ... Suuure!! You will!! I prefer medium formats... but when I work on a big paper sheet... Bliss. So much space to play with color on!!!!!!!! :)
    Hugs,
    Monicax.

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  14. Beautiful ~ you have captured the essence of innocence and purity in this post, and your photos and paintings are exceptional.
    Karen

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  15. This post is so full of heart and soul! What a perfect pair to paint and I still smile at the foot story! Smiles are good things :-)

    What a gorgeous, huge sunflower!

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  16. What a delightful story! I can hear the love for those little boys in your words and see it in your artistry!
    I am so happy you shared this darling story!
    Yvonne

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  17. Both the photo and the painting are wonderful! You create magic with your grandchildren. I love that he showed you his right foot. Aren't they the most fun ever!
    Mine come in the house yelling "Grandma, Grandma" and I always yell back "Who's here?" and I come running and they come running and we meet in a hug. I hope it is something they always remember!

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  18. Je suis toujours admirative en découvrant l'art...
    Je trouve ton dessin rempli de sensibilité... Il te ressemble certainement.
    Gros bisous

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  19. Monique,
    Your watercolor is amazing. I wish I had half of your talent! Even my Olivia can paint and draw better than I. :)
    Maureen

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  20. I love the watercolour of the two brothers. You have a great style!

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  21. Je suis bien sensble envers vos gentils mots.
    Thank you:)

    Jacqueline.. they will remember that always:)

    You are so not looking like a grandma:)You just love like one..
    Susan..I can't wait to see a MR Mack..you're so sweet.

    Maureen..try:) You will see.. To be true..I draw like children also.

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  22. Thank you for your encouraging comments!

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  23. This post was such a delight, Monique!
    Childhood just flies by and I love that you are recording events in the lives of your grandchildren in photos and drawings. You did a lovely job with your watercolor. Such talent!
    And the comment about growing a foot was so adorable!

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