View Full Version : My art journey is about to get interesting

04-24-2009, 12:25 PM
Some have already heard, in the Different Strokes thread, that I'm expecting a baby Dec 25th!!! My youngest is 8, so this is a major and wonderful surprise. The nursery will have to go in my art room, so I'm sure the wee one will develop an early appreciation for art. At least I hope so! :D Like I said the journey is about to get interesting! I just purchased a vendor's tent for local art shows, so I'm not packing away the brushes. It's a good thing I'll have plenty of help. I'm looking forward to doing a baby portrait next winter.:heart:

Bright Eyes
04-24-2009, 12:30 PM
Congratulations:clap: A baby portrait will definantly be in order. With your youngest being 8 I'm sure its going to be a big change. But art must go on:D My twins just turned two last month. Its really not so bad painting with children under foot, well once you get used to it I guess:rolleyes:

04-24-2009, 12:31 PM
How wonderful for you and your family! I expect to see photos of "it" covered in paint spotches......what a Christmas gift this will be!

04-24-2009, 12:33 PM
Thanks Kim and Gayle. I'll have to learn to get in "the zone" very quickly and just get done what I can. :)

Bright Eyes
04-24-2009, 12:45 PM
I'll have to learn to get in "the zone" very quickly and just get done what I can. :)

This is why I started using acrylics. They dry fast, and easy cleanup. If you use a stay wet pallet your good to go!

04-24-2009, 01:18 PM
Linda, congrats!!!

Kathrin G.
04-24-2009, 01:32 PM
congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap:
my oldest was born on a December 25th too :) He will be 10 this year tho :lol:

Charlie's Mum
04-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Perhaps we can all do portraits of him/her Linda :lol:
I need practice with drawing children ;)

04-24-2009, 03:03 PM
congratulations !! ... what an xmas it will be !! ... will look forward to reading updates and seeing your lovely paintings being posted ... :clap: :clap::clap:

Li'l Brown
04-24-2009, 03:19 PM
Congratulations Linda!!! How exciting for your family!

04-24-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm happy for you Linee, very good timing too, Christmas and a Birthday together.


04-24-2009, 03:49 PM
Congrats! How sweet... is your youngest excited?

04-24-2009, 04:35 PM
Congratulations to you and your family! Pam

04-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Congrats Linda!! what wonderful news!!

04-24-2009, 05:19 PM
Congrats, Linda.

04-24-2009, 05:31 PM
how wonderful!!! congratulations!!

04-24-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks all! We are all excited. My 8yo is fine with it. I'm giving him extra attention, being he's still my 'baby'. I think it gives him a feeling of importance knowing he'll be a big brother. 16yo sister and 13yo brother are happy, too!

04-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Oh how wonderful. Congratulations Linda. Get as much art as possible done before the junior arrives :)

04-24-2009, 07:13 PM
Congrats Linda!!!! :clap:

04-24-2009, 07:26 PM
Again, please accept my congratulations.
Everyone (children that is) is just at the right age to have a new baby.
This is going to be one lucky (and adored) little one.

04-24-2009, 07:59 PM
Congratulations Linda,
My sister is 16 years younger than me, I was a senior when she was born. Talk about a few years difference! :lol:

04-24-2009, 08:26 PM
congratulations Linda!!!! my mum too had a "blessing" 8 years afterwards - my younger sister very much a surprise...a treasure and the star of the family........you are going to so enjoy this little gift!!!!!

04-24-2009, 11:24 PM
Congratulations! You may have trouble finding time (or energy) to paint, but you most certainly won't be lacking in inspiration!

04-25-2009, 03:05 AM
Congratulations Linda!!! So very happy for you!! If you ever need an extra grandma...would love the job!! Mine are way to old...sigh!

04-25-2009, 07:21 AM
A Christmas baby!!! Congratulations Linda:) I bet it will be a great baby!!!!

04-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Congratulations on the forthcoming event wonderful news

04-25-2009, 08:53 AM

04-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Thanks everybody. Your encouraging words make me so happy. :D
I've got a lot of painting plans this summer. Finish a 18x24 I'm working on, do some Different Stokes projects, some plein airs, and some miniatures. Should keep me busy during my anticipation.

04-25-2009, 11:27 AM
I'm really happy for you Linda!

04-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Thanks, Michelle. :)

04-25-2009, 01:50 PM
Congratulations again, Linda. Sounds like you have plenty of experience with parenting ... this time around you're adding a bit of painting into the equation :) :) :)

04-25-2009, 08:55 PM
Will say it again to happily join in the chorus, Congratulations!


04-25-2009, 09:02 PM
Your life is definitely changing and in such a beautiful way! You've once again chosen one of the "ultimate" creations to make in this life. Congratulations and best wishes in every way!!

04-25-2009, 09:19 PM
Wow Linda! That's huge news.
Congratulations to you and your family.

04-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Congrats! Linda
An artful Mother is a happy one!

04-25-2009, 09:46 PM
Thanks, EP, Elaine, Steven, Chris, and Tracy. :D

04-26-2009, 12:13 AM
Sending Hugs and Congrats!!!

04-26-2009, 09:37 AM
Thanks, Ruthie! :D

04-26-2009, 10:50 AM
Fantastic news. Your older ones will really enjoy having the little one around, I know mine do. It will be a fantastic Christmas gift. Enjoy!

04-26-2009, 11:42 AM

04-26-2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks sveldstra and Barb! Getting used to the idea more and more. I never thought I'd be looking forward to Christmas so early in the year. :D

04-27-2009, 12:57 AM
I just thought of something Linda....You better begin your Christmas shopping way early this year!:lol:

Now is the time to begin looking for the bargains!
Who is happy to be of help to you:wink2:

04-27-2009, 09:19 AM
Congratulations Linee!

04-27-2009, 09:21 AM
Godbless and lots of luck Linda. Derek

04-27-2009, 10:07 AM
Kathleen, that is so true. It crossed my mind once, but I needed the reminder. That is something I definitely do not want to put off.

Thanks Jocelyn and Dcam. :D