Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day aka My Sunday picture...

THIS is the reason I can celebrate Mother's Day. Twenty two years ago this sweet angel came into the world. On the first full day of his life, his dad took this photo. He sure looked happy to be here... I know we were !

Periodically I would do a watercolor of him to hang over the mantle in his bedroom. Sometimes he would know I was painting it, but most often I would just change the picture in the frame and when he would go up to his room, a new painting would be there. I wish I had done more of are the ones I did.
"Now can I eat this blue donut??"

"yummy...these things are messy and they leak, but, boy, are they good!!"

"I want to be an artist,too, mom! Jackson Pollock, eat your heart out!"
(FYI... he has turned out to be a fabulous, creative artist. He just amazes me.!)

"Here, dad, FETCH!"

"Mom always tells me to stop and smell the roses."
(Ok, ok, we know it's a tulip.)

"My first kitty, the Wiz."

Like us, he just loves his pussy cats.

"Don't bother me...."
This painting is still on the wall in his room and the lighting isn't good and there are reflections in the glass, but you get the idea.  Sunning on a beach in Haiti...part of a cruise.

Here are most of them together.....That's my boy, it's been a wonderful  22 years !!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Clueless in Boston said...

Nice series of images of your son. Happy Mother's Day.

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a fabulous thing to have done - they are all super and you can see the lovely man emerging.

Happy Mother's Day to you.

OhioMom said...

Happy Mothers Day ... what wonderful paintings, I am sure he will cherish them forever.

Pam said...

How absolutely wonderful! They give meaning to our lives don't they,these children of ours. So precious and important. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I know you would have enjoyed Mother's Day very much. I enjoyed the paintings you shared with us, seeing your son grow into a wonderful young man.A delightful post.

Birdman said...

Note the smile in the first photo... I've been smiling too for 22 and counting. Where did that sense of humor come from I wonder???????

mary evelyn said...

wow, your paintings are amazing! i love love love the one of your son smelling the "rose". the way you captured the light is amazing.

thanks for sharing!

Balisha said...

What a treat for us on Mother's be able to see some of your wonderful work. Those paintings are real treasures.

Debbie said...

Hello and thanks for coming to my blog...Blueberryplains! Another fellow Mainer!! I am so excited and loved what you wrote in my blog about the Mad Apple Cafe! I have added you to my favorite blogs to watch. You are a wonderful artist!!! My cousin has a blog that is on my favorites list called Islandparadise. She is also an artist and lives on one of the islands in Casco Bay...check her out. She doesn't write much and you have to go back a ways to see her type of art. She has a shop over there where she sells her clay art and hand painted mussel shells. So glad I found you!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh Elenka, I never get tired of looking at your work. EVER! You are supremely talented.

I hope to someday own an Elenka original. There, I said it.

What a beautiful way to look back at the love of your life.
And I'm so not surprised that your boy is a fabulous artist himself.
With genes like that!

ittybittyandpretty said...

oh elenka they are fantastic!! i once dated a fellow who came from a rich background and i always admired his parents home for their art, but my favourite pieces in their house were the sketches they had commissioned of their five children. you have done an outstanding job. thanks for the advice on my brooches, i was thinking $5 and then let her add her $1 or $2 on top of that. i cant wait to hand them over and get my first message from her that they have sold!!
thanks for all of your gorgeous comments you are a great support and a kind soul.
p.s. that first photo of your son should win a prize!

Debbie said...

Oh my. Your paintings are incredible and how great to have those of him growing up.

Kathleen said...

Hi, I saw your post at Debbie's Blueberry Plains. I live in Maine too, way up here in Millinocket. I was struck by what your wrote, and had to respond. My mother's favorite saying was, "Everything happens for a reason". I have come to be a firm believer in this. I see you are too. Also, visiting you, I got to see your gorgeoua paintings of sites in Maine. I love them, especially Lobstering in Winter. Nice to meet you! Kathleen

Kris said...

Elenka, I love all your artwork, but this has to be a favorite. How wonderful that you painted him througout the years. I'm sure you treasure each one of these as they have to bring back great memories.


Unknown said...

Happy belated Mother's Day! I love seeing the baby picture of your son...along with the procession of portraits. What a great idea it was to do that and continue the tradition as he grew. Hope all is going well and hope to see you soon!

Cindy said...

Those are beautiful paintings! What a beautiful baby he was with those dimples!!! My son is 22 also!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You are very talented and these paintings are for certain a treasure without a price. As he gets older, he will appreciate them, so will his wife and children! I know you are so pleased that you did these, and I feel privileged that you showed us!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

You know what's strange? That I just put up a post about the memories associated with a Fisher-Price Rock-a-stack like you painted for your first watercolor of him..