I used to do all of my Blog posts while my little guy napped.
And then my little guy stopped napping.
So I always feel like I’m doing a bit of catch-up in the Blog department. My evenings are when I work on new pieces and I don’t always get a chance to write something up. If time passes, it isn’t that I have forgotten you all, I just haven’t had a moment to sit down at the computer and write! 🙂
I mentioned awhile back that I was embarking on a fun-just-for-me-to-make-me-happy project comprised of six panels of pictures of my kids. I recently finished panel number one and am really thrilled with how it turned out.
I took this photo of my daughter in Summer 2014 on our vacation in Iles-de-la-Madeleine. We had gone to one of our favourite beaches to walk around in the sea caves that are accessible when the tide is out. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot it started to dump rain. So the four of us broke out our lunch and ate in the car waiting for the weather to clear.
In not too long the rain stopped- the sun didn’t come out but the rain at least stopped. So we piled out of the car and went down to the beach. Because there are all of these incredible sea caves, there are of course all these great, big sandstone rocks to clamber around on. My daughter climbed up onto one of these huge ones and walked down to the tip of it and just stood there looking out at the ocean. I was torn between my natural mother reaction to yell up at her “Be careful” and my equally strong reaction to just stand and watch her and marvel at her. I went with the latter.
Watching her so high up and pensive I was immediately struck by how grown up she had become. Gone was the little toddler of what feels like not so long ago. In her place is this strong, confident little girl. Seeing her looking out at the world like that I made the realization that without question, she will some day and in her own way change this world. She will do great things. And she will continue to be a great person. I’m so proud of who she is and who she is becoming.
So naturally this photo had to be a part of this project. I had a lot of fun doing it. My first go round with the coat and the pants did not go well. I tend to one of those people who can’t move on to the next part if I’m not happy with something so I knew I had to redo those parts. Luckily my second attempt went much better so I didn’t have to rip it out again.
This is the finished piece. Not the best photo and I haven’t gotten around to taking a better one. I will when all the panels are done and it is in the frame. It measures 10″ x 13″ and was hooked entirely with yarn. When I look at it I immediately see my girl- it is her posture and her form exactly. And it reminds me of that moment on the beach.
On to panel #2…..