Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year











Today is the 5th of January and I had not had a chance to wish all of you a happy New Year from my blog. Although I know my blog should be about art and not family and work life, but regardless of this, what surrounds the artist, always has an affect of somekind on the art we try to produce. The truth is, my famlily life has been very active in these last few weeks that I really haven't had a chance to produce any art, but I do paint with my eyes as the colors, shapes, shadows of objects come in contact with them.

Beto and I spent our New Year's Eve at the ranch with our son Juan Carlos, his wife Sofia, and our two youngest grandchildren. It was our other two sons turn to share the last day of the year with their laws. We had an early dinner of cheese fondue and cold cuts, retired early and started a normal work day at the ranch. Beto got his irrigation system running and got a good sprinkle in the process of waiting for the camera shutter to click.
I couldn't help but sharing the photo of our youngest grandson Juan Carlos because at three months, he has never tasted anything close to what is on that cracker as his only food is still formula, but you can tell by the expression, his double chin and cheeks that he would enjoy so much getting some of that into his mouth.:)

I hope everyone will have a prosperous and healthy year. In spite of my year being very busy until the middle of February, I will try to paint what time will permit, post my work and read and comment on so many of my favorite blogs. Till then!

11 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Happy New Year to you as well Mary.
Love the photos.
All my best until then...

Jeanette said...

Mary, Happy New Year. I hope your year is the best ever.

The family is beautiful. Those babies...oh my, talk about gorgeous!! You have lots of drawing and painting material there.

Stacy said...

Happy New Year Mary!!
It sounds like your holidays were wonderful with much time spent with family. Your grandchildren are adorable!! Little Juan Carlos certainly seems interested in that cracker! Although I don't think he misses very many meals with those cute, chubby cheeks. :) And that photo of your grandaughter is stunning. She is a very photogenic girl! Loved seeing you and Beto too!
I hope 2009 brings you a wealth of happiness and at least a little time to paint. ;)

Anita said...

Happy New Year, Mary. Such a joy to be able to spend time with loved ones.

Billie Crain said...

Happy New Year, Mary! what a beautiful family you have. Juan Carlos is adorable and yes, he looks like he'd love to tear into that cracker. lol

Robyn said...

Some photos are as satisfying as paintings. These are gorgeous, Mary.

Happy New Year to you and your family and much joy in painting en plein air.

Mary said...

Robin and Jeanette thank you and yes you are right I should get busy and do a portrait these little ones before the cute age vanishes.

Mary said...

Stacy and Anita thank you. It is a joy to be around the family, time goes by so fast that we should enjoy every minute of it.

Mary said...

Thank you for your comments Billie and Robyn, it is always so great to have encouragement from people like all of you.

Jessica Torrant said...

A belated happy new year to you as well Mary. Such beautiful pictures of your family! Hope all is going well. :)

Quilt Knit said...

It may be February! But happy Heart Month.
Juan knows - you are holding out on Him. Look at those eyes. Happy New Year! Enjoy the Ranch, Looks wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Sherrie Roberts