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Postcard from a painting Mama

     Ooooh, the baby is sleeping! So that means I can come by here and sit for a minute and write you very quickly, who knows how much time we have? ;)
   Robbie is cuddled up for a morning nap with his nuns ;) yes. Robbie's go-to sleep soother is currently the "Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles" Pandora channel ;) they really are lovely, and they have an Advent and Lent album. And since I'm starting on Christmas and winter art, well, the holiday tunes do help get me in the right frame of mind!

  When he is awake, Robbie just wants to be held and cuddled. Which I do love, but it makes painting tricky business! I always think of what Tasha Tudor said in Take Joy, about usually painting with a baby on her lap so here I am-- trying my best! painting with baby drool running down my arm! ;) 

I am happy to say that I just finished this latest painting this morning, and am excited to show it off to you all! I've been meaning to do a painting featuring knitting forever. And here it is, finally! With a baby in the mix, of course, because there's always a baby around here!

Also, I am slowly starting to take on commission work. Which means I'd be happy to talk with you about a custom piece, as long as you are fine with my turn-around time being slower than normal. I am carving out some painting time during naps and after little ones are in bed, and things are getting done slowly but surely!


Til next time--


  1. Ooh, I'm loving the painting. And the cute little fella. And now I'm off to sign those petitions :)

    1. aw, thank you Annie! Yes, I think he is quite the cute fella!~

  2. What a sweet photo! I love the curious expression on Robbie's face. He's admiring his Momma's talent. The knitting artwork came out just lovely.
    And oh, that story of the Sudanese woman is unbelievable. Thanks for bringing attention to this upsetting persecution.

  3. Your new painting is just the best and I love Robbie's little face in agreement. Yes, the Sudanese persecution in horrendous! Such barbaric responses to a religious preference. It is shameful and yet it happens all the time in countries that are so steeped in political and religious differences. It does make one feel so helpless and I hope the petition makes a difference.

  4. It's so great to find time for your work/hobby. Honestly speaking, I adore when Varvara is taking her naps. It helps to keep my sanity:)

  5. Thank you for sharing the petition! What a sad situation, I hope that this petition helps. I think it's so cute that Robbie falls asleep to the nuns singing!

  6. I signed and am encouraging others to do like!
    Blessings, Linnie


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