I was recently commisioned by a very proud grandpa to paint a portrait of his two grandsons. The painting is a gift to his wife for their anniversary. I was able to take a very low resolution cell phone image and turn it into this painting of two very handsome young men. My client says he bets his wife will cry when she sees it. As long as they are happy tears, that's ok! I'm sure sweet surprises like this are why they are celebrating over 20 years of marriage! It makes me so happy to be able to help with surprises like this, no matter what the occassion!
Baby Lennon was named after one of mom and dad's favorite rock icons, John Lennon. I thought a shot from baby Lennon's newborn session would be a good way to commemorate John Lennon's 70th birthday.
Well....let's just say I've been busy and haven't had a chance to post photos. I've been taken them but there's been so much going on that I haven't had time to post. Here's the bulk of the catch up photos. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2" orderby="title"]
I had the pleasure of having lunch for Grandparent's day with two of my granddaughters. I had lunch with the youngest - she's in kindergarten, then had ice cream with my third grader. It was nice to see that salads are offered now. The other offerings didn't appear to have changed a lot since "way back" when I was in school. One thing that was different - strawberry flavored milk is offered as well as regular and chocolate! :)
My granddaughters have been wanting a dog for quite a while. The oldest finally talked mom into going to the shelter "just to look"....you know what that means.... Here's my new grandpuppy Jasper! He's part German shepherd and possibly part Husky with those blue eyes. He seems to be smart and has survived a week with four little girls and a cat. He's got a great personality and is already trying to "protect" the girls. I think he's going to be good dog!
I love the look of concentration and determination on my youngest granddaughter's face. Who knew blowing bubbles was so much work!
I love the look on her face.
My eight year old granddaughter has had a bit of a problem letting go of her training wheels. Her sisters have been teasing her, so week before last she "just decided" she was going to ride without them - and she did! I don't think she's needed them for quite a while but wasn't ready to give up the security they offered. I got this shot when she was showing me how well she can ride now. They are growing up so fast....
My five year old granddaughter's kindergarten teacher must be planning on a lot of sticky projects. The supply list states four bottles of glue for each child. Of course I know how quickly you can run out of glue if you have a lot of paper pieces, macaroni, or sparkly things to glue onto a project! :) I liked the reflection of the glue bottle in the plastic on the notebook paper.
What does it take to send a kindergartener, 3rd grader, and 6th grader back to school? Lots of paper, glue, crayons, and markers. I think I feel a series coming on..... I always loved going back to school. I was one of those geeky kids that always enjoyed going. I always loved getting new school supplies too. There just something about nice clean notebook paper, freshly sharpened pencils, and a new box of crayons!
When my granddaughters are doing the "cheesey" fake smile bit, I start telling them NOT to smile. Of course they try not to, then they start getting tickled and then I get the real smiles! Here's a couple of my oldest granddaughter trying not to smile for me. :) [gallery link="file" columns="2"]