Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hickory Dickory Dock

Emily's challenge for week 30 was "Not Anymore". With my children being 4 and 7, I don't have any babies anymore. I cannot turn back the clock and have my growing big girls be so little again. It makes me realize how much I need to cherish my time with them at this age because that is slipping quickly just like the time of when they were babies. It seems to be slipping even faster. That's why I have so much fun keeping our family blog and my own family journals so I can record and remember the wonderful and stinkery things they do.
I've always LOVED LOVED LOVED grandfather clocks. When I was a little girl my dad and I would look up grandfather clocks in catalogs and day dream about making our own in his garage. I was sure we were going to, just as I am sure I will get to it eventually. :) For many years I've imagined making a little painting of the "Hickory Dickory Dock" nursery rhyme using a grandfather clock. I'm glad I've finally done it. It makes me want to paint some of the other nursery rhymes I've loved like, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". I guess keep your eyes out for those. They may be coming (depending on how long I continue to be baby hungry) :). Don't be surprised if my next paintings are Christmasy though.

11 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

I LOVE that. So cute. You could paint those and sell them for baby nurseries! You are so talented!

Marjolein said...

Wow..... this is so awesome! I just love it, great to use a nursery rhyme, and the painting... gorgeous, girl, you have talent!
Can't wait to see the other ones you plan to do!!

valerie said...

hello there I have so been wanting to catch up with you i lost the email with your in laws addy on and have a little parcel here waiting to send to you, love your card and the story about your thankful journal on ems blog

please get in touch

Val

Kristen said...

that is so cool! i also love grandfather clocks! i just had the exact same realization just last week. no more babies!

*sob!*

Seth Hippen said...

Great work, m'dear. I really like the colors. The stripes set it off well.

Babies, babies! We like babies...

Paula said...

Stunning image for this card. I love it!

Jenny said...

What a great card! I love your drawing of the clock and the cat. This is very, very sweet!

Krisser said...

Love this one Kare! It looks like the clock is dancing along to the rhythm of the poem!

happydays525 said...

Love this whimsical drawing! You are so very talented, and so right about the passing of time. Thanks for sharing!

Nat said...

oh my goodness- your drawing is soo amazing!!!!

Nanette said...

You make me cry. *sniff* SEE!
So sweet. And cute.