Thursday, January 27, 2011

A WEEKEND WITH FAMILY


























This is our niece Claire. We just returned from spending a wonderful weekend with her and her mommy and daddy. It was incredibly cold but we were all snug, with our two pugs, wrapped tightly in a rug. Not really. It rhymed. But, we were snug and we did have the two pugs. We've been out of touch so it was an incredible time getting to know this little one. I brought my camera and took not one snap! Putz!

I had planned to paint this snap of Claire instead of the painting I did do of her with her baseball cap on backward. I mistakenly identified said cap as her dad's. It wasn't as she so gently informed me.

This lovely child with the ginger hair is quite the character. You know when you realize that small children know so much more than grown adults about certain subjects and they just say something that leaves you with your mouth agape? That happened. A lot. And, after one particularly insightful pearl, she launched into a perfectly pitched rendition of Happy Birthday.

Himself, now dubbed a very proud and adoring Uncle Tim and moi, heretofore known as Auntie Suzanne, the painter lady for art, had the most wonderful time. It was a very good thing to feel good with family again.


















And the boys enjoyed the trip as well, although Blu gets car sick. Claire is a little unsure of the jumping Pugs but she really likes them. This is sounding a bit like "what I did on my vacation" so....

back to work!

16 comments:

  1. I think I've maybe spied a painting of this cute little niece.... what a joy !! thank you, also, Suzanne, for my sweet comments !!

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  2. Your niece is adorable and so are the pugs. I'm not sure which you should paint first.

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  3. She is adorable, Auntie Suzanne! But look at those gorgeous little Puglet faces!!!

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  4. Suzanne, such a lovley warm post... I too will wait for another beautiful painting of this gorgeous child. We ought to listen to little ones more often, eh? they are on point most of the time. Stay warm. thanks for visiting me, too.
    Cathyann

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  5. Well Claire looks like she has personality! And her hair is to die for! I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend. And look at those cute pugs... they are all camouflaged in the wrinkles of the sheets!

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  6. What a sweet, sweet girl Claire is! I am enchanted. Lucky Auntie Suzanne and Uncle Time!

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  7. Too adorable: both the little girl and the wrinkly pug pile.

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  8. What a cute little niece and the pugs too. Sounds like you enjoyed your weekend.

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  9. Sweetness, what bundles of pug love! And you sweet little niece.. She is adorable.
    I am happy for you that you were able to get away and enjoy family.
    All these photos made us smile!
    love
    tweedles

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  10. thank you all so much for you very sweet and kind comments on claire and the puggles and for stopping by, i appreciate it so much!

    happy creating!

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  11. Chaire is just adorable. And she looks like she'll keep you busy for years! The boys are just delectable! I love the snuggle!

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  12. What a little doll Claire is. I hope you paint this one soon... it would be absolutely stunning as one of your wonderful portraits. How fortunate to have a model with red hair!

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  13. Ooohh... That little girl look so pretty!



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  14. What a sweetie and such a lovely face, just perfect to paint. How lucky to have a ready made model I'm sure the painting lady will paint a marvelous portrait from this snap.

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  15. Just saw your adorable niece and the pile-o-pugs. TOOO CUTE!!!

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