Here’s another quick piece of art I thought I would share with you. My lovely neighbour has had her second little boy, and so I drew and painted a card to welcome the new wee soul to the world. The idea of storks bringing babies always fascinated me as a child, and when my son was born he had what the midwife called ‘stork marks’. They faded away during his first year of life, but they made me smile whenever I noticed them hiding away under his soft baby hair.
Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
I had to chuckle as my comment was going to be “you’re so talented, Seonaid”, only to realize that your very first commentor said the same 🙂
I just saw that you work as a psychotherapist … I refer to those in your speciality often (I’m in women’s health).
Thank you, and I was so happy to see how well you’re looking in your latest post 🙂
You are so talented, Senoaid. Thank you for sharing this lovely and beautiful card
And your comments are always so lovely Amy, thank you 🙂
So, so cute!! But I am not having another child just to get one made for me. LOL! You are very talented. PS Hope your phot-editing of a certain person’s shiny pate goes well ;D
Kellie I’m sure something will happen in your life, less drastic than another child, worthy of a card……let me think….silver wedding….a certain birthday….hmmm I better crack on 🙂
A reason to look forward to that rather significant (ie scary) birthday xxx
sweet and spontaneous 🙂
Thanks Lisa, and I like quick because it doesn’t give my inner critic time to awaken fully 🙂
That’s one cute bundle !
Lovely free movement in your pen and ink/ watercolour 🙂
Always special to receive a thoughtful homemade card like this Seonaid .
Thanks Poppy, it was a very quick creation…..sometimes that’s best.
Of course each time I look again I can think of ways to change it or add to……the artistic eye can be a pain sometimes 🙂
Lol you did good !
Know what you mean though when looking at one’s own work 😉
That was definitely the effect I was going for 🙂
You are a charmer!
Thank you 🙂
Love this! 🙂
Lovely, but don’t storks hold boy babies by the stalk? 🙂
Now that sounds painful….oouucch!
I truly hope that’s not true……and just for the record that’s not where my sons stork marks were 🙂
Ahh teh new mum and dad must have been thrilled to bits!
I hope so Gilly…..I just painted it late this afternoon, so will deliver it tomorrow 🙂
You’ve definitely got a second career path clearly set out for you. And you’ve got a lucky neighbor to be receiving a Seonaid original. D
Very kind David, but I don’t think I’m talented enough to make a living from cards…….I do it for fun, it gives me pleasure, and I hope others enjoy receiving them 🙂
I love it when a design comes together on the page, fresh from my imagination!
What a wonderful thing to do, I always try to make cards too, and have always encouraged my children to do the same.
I find storks quite fascinating as well. there is something about them.
There is isn’t there Leanne…..such impossibly long legs and beaks, with a huge sweep of wing, perched high on chimneys and trees. They always feel a bit otherworldly I suppose, and their nests are ridiculously messy!