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Draw Something You'll Give Away

10-3-2011 For this EDM I drew the stuffed monkey, toucan and frog from the rotating top of my daughters swing.  At some point in the near future she won't have a need for the swing and we will be giving it away to a new baby family.  It's sad to watch her baby items go.  She's 10 months old and much of her clothes have been her 3 yr old sister's as well.  I try to focus on their achievements like one counting to 10 and the other starting to let go of furniture to walk.  Sometimes when I look at them napping I remember the late night feedings, the first smiles and even the first couple days when they were new at the hospital.  My oldest daughter is 16 yrs and I know where this is going.  I'm on both sides of this motherhood trip.  There isn't much time for sadness.  I drew the objects in cool grays it seems to fit the overall mood.  The shadows are warm grays to give it dimension.


EDM 320


5 comments:

  1. What a nice way to remember something so sweet. Very nice.

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  2. The image is almost like a puzzle with all those heads coming out of it. ;-) It's good to know that even when you give something away yu still have the picture you took the time drawing. Nice.

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  3. Nicely done! Well, the good thing about your keeping a sketch journal, is that you can record all of these moments to look back on later!

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  4. You will love looking over your journals again as they grow up. This one is really nice! nancy

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  5. Someday when you look back at this page, it will bring a big smile on your face I am sure. Beautifully drawn, love the different shades of grey

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