Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sneak Peek


I've been feeling nostalgic lately. Two times in our lives we lived by the sea. Well, technically we lived on the Gulf of St Vincent and then Port Phillip Bay. So not really the sea but, hey, it was salt water. I loved walking on the beach. Even further back are memories of my children plucking sand dollars from the sand with their toes in Costa Rica with their new friends who spoke no English and they no Spanish. But the shared experience transcended language. And, even further back in my nostalgia is the memory of seeing starfish clinging to the rocks at Pescadero Beach on a visit to my California family. It was my first ever experience of the ocean. It still takes my breath away when I see in my memory the wide expanse of the Pacific ocean spreading out to the horizon.

This little sojourn down memory lane found me sketching and then refining into the design for the bronze pieces up there. They are in cooling down in the kiln right now. I'll have to wait for a few days to see how they come out. This is just a wee sneak peek at what I'm hoping will turn out just fine. I pretty much never know at this stage. But I'm always hopeful.





Most likely by the time you read this I'll be off for a long weekend celebrating the new baby that will be here at the end of June. Celebrating Mother's Day and I'll be seeing the Green Butterfly Princess, which is not just a bonus but maybe the very best part of all. Of note about the butterfly princess is that she chose green. Not pink, not purple, but green. So there are definitely more than two crayons in the box. Yeah!

There is a special request pie being delivered to my son. Yep, Mother's Day weekend and I am making a special request desert but, then, for me one of the rewards of mothering is to have these traditions and specialness.

There will be 6 mothers, 2 aunts (who do there own special mothering), 3 grandmothers, and 1 great grandmother. I am so very excited to be there for this weekend.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who mother. You know who you  are.


12 comments:

Courtney said...

What a wonderful post. Have a great weekend.

steufel said...

Have a wonderful and joyful weekend! Hope they all spoil you a little too:-) And your sea pieces looking soooooo promising - can't wait to see them finished!

Gardanne said...

Sounds like fun. Your bronze is beautiful, you really have a way with this art form.

Laura Twiford said...

First of all LeAnn, you know I would love the bronze pieces, I love everything about the sea including my salt water veined Capt. of a husband! Next, have a wonderful weekend, make sure to get plenty of those butterfly kisses, enjoy the fellowship of all those glorious women! Happy Mother's Day

SueBeads said...

I love them LeAnn! I especially love the sea horse! I hope I can get my hands on one! Have a wonderful weekend!

Shelby Foxwell said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Leann! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with you're family!
Your pieces look gorgeous! I'm a sucker for the ocean as well, glad to have it at my back door.

DeborahRead.com said...

I too lived by the ocean in NJ for a long time and I miss those walks along the beach - your bronze pieces are wonderful memories
Happy Mothers Day to you too. Enjoy the Family time.

stregata said...

Wishing you a very wonderful and special Mother's Day, LeAnn!
Your new pieces look precious - you have me wandering by the sea in my thoughts now...

Pretty Things said...

What a beautiful face-painting job! And I told Rick I REALLY want to live on the water (like a river) when he retires, but we want to stay close to the boys and I don't want to go south, but north (where it's cold longer) and I guess that won't be happening. But I can dream!

Gunilla said...

I love the sea pieces! Have a wonder ful time with your family!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I hope you had a wonderful time!!!

Cindy said...

LeAnn, I hope you've had a wonderful time with your family and extended family...what a group of ladies in your family! Thanks for sharing the sneak peek of what you are working on...they look beautiful already. I'm another fan of the sea...seems I've always lived around one myself until now (being outside of DC!). Looking forward to some beach time now that the summer is just about here!