Saturday, August 28, 2010

mini gallery

The other day I was distracted on my computer, and my little daughter Adelaide kept coming up to me and asking for tape. Again and again, tape. Tape, please, Mama! (I love it when she calls me that... Mama.)

When it eventually occurred to me that perhaps I should be curious as to what she is up to, I went and saw that she had begun her own little gallery in the hall. She was very occupied, busy hanging selections of her 'work'.

Once so blank, this is a now very happy wall. I have left her free to add or take away, taping up what her latest creations, or perhaps a little something catches her whimsy. Nothing fancy, often just a simple scribble upon a scrap of paper.

I am blessed to have a happy, happy child. She is always able to find such joy in so little. This little girl has brought such wonder and life and light and happiness into my life, and every day I am so grateful to her, for giving this to me.

20 comments:

Downtown Girl said...

Good to hear from you again ^_^
I love reading stories about your daughter.
She is so sweet and talented just like you ^_^

Kind regards,
Lita

Geninne said...

My favorite kind of gallery :) Big hug for both of you!

Rose said...

Oh Adelaide is so sparkly! Love the new art gallery!

Alexandra Durão said...

My daughter also make me smile! :- )

Anonymous said...

I always read your blog and admire your work. I have seen so many pictures of Adelaide now and I have to say that this one looks JUST like you!
~Ali

jmquilts said...

These days are precious!! :)

Julie said...

that is simply precious and your kind words are priceless....children are so amazing!

Gül said...

I LOVE her blurry image! Jumping up and down, this proud girl! So Happy :)

Christine E-E said...

it appears your daughter is as charming, polite and adorable, in addition to being "talented"... I'm thrilled to see you posting again - I hope your time away was healing & you are stronger than ever.

Agent Lemonade said...

This makes me smile. I love how children are so accepting of their creativity.. no self-criticism, no self-doubt. I hope I find that place again.

Jesse/Joan said...

So delighted to find a new posting on your blog...I have to admit I was going into withdrawals.

Adelaide seems to "get" the whole art thing...it will be interesting to see how far she goes with this as she grows up.

Have you put new things up for sale in your Etsy shop?

Pink Dogwood said...

I love the dress your daughter is wearing - do you have a pattern for it?

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Kim@Living with Little People said...

I'm always glad I stopped by your blog, you have an amazing daughter and you have a lovely way of sharing these stories.

Nihan SARI said...

wonderful works and wonderful painter..:))

Dara said...

I love the pictures of Adie's artwork. We miss you guys.

sachasächali said...

A lovely blog!! i really like it!!

Greetings, Daniela

Traci said...

Precious, precious girl :)

Iveth Morales said...

I can't believe how gorgeous she is!
I just discovered your blog via Flickr and i'm so glad i did! your photos are beautiful and so inspiring!

Erin M. said...

Our entire stair well to the basement is made up of two very similar galleries for my 5 yr old. One side is the Naomi Gallery and the other side is the Princess Gallery (with all things princess themed). It's been fun to have such a big space to display my budding artist's creations.

Anonymous said...

Love it! I used to have a whole wall where my girls posted their art work. It was wonderful. They are grown up now, but I would like to believe that they learned that we valued their work from a young age and in turn they always and still do take pride in their creations. It is a beautiful time in life. Enjoy!