This isn't a post about painting or gardens, nor is it a post about an unusually early spring in Newfoundland. All thoughts of such topics have been replaced by a new arrival in my family. I am now a proud Nana to a second granddaughter, Sadie Evelyn who was born yesterday morning at a very healthy 8 pounds 2 ounces.
While Sadie is nestled down in the hospital with Mommy, big sister, Sasha and I wait impatiently for them to come home. Our days are filled with much looking, talking and doing. I'd forgotten the joy of seeing the world through the eyes of a young child. I'm getting a new education in colour. Sasha insists that objects are certain colours - the colours she likes. Of course, many things are pink, followed in importance by yellow. She also has a focused attention for mark making that is very delicate in its execution. Her surface choices are broad-my journal, recipes lying on the counter, phonebooks, storybooks, crossword puzzles, scraps of paper, etc. We may have an artist in the making. Work is being created, but it isn't mine.