Hello Baby!

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.


About greenmackenzie

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
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27 Responses to Hello Baby!

  1. LB says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just saw that you work as a psychotherapist … I refer to those in your speciality often (I’m in women’s health).

  2. Amy says:

    You are so talented, Senoaid. Thank you for sharing this lovely and beautiful card

  3. 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

  4. Lisa says:

    sweet and spontaneous ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. poppytump says:

    That’s one cute bundle !
    Lovely free movement in your pen and ink/ watercolour ๐Ÿ™‚
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. colonialist says:

    Lovely, but don’t storks hold boy babies by the stalk? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh teh new mum and dad must have been thrilled to bits!

  8. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
      I love it when a design comes together on the page, fresh from my imagination!

  9. Leanne Cole says:

    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!

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