Monday, 2 May 2011

My Very Own Artist

A very funny and lovely thing happened to me today.  As it was a public holiday here, most of our day was spent pottering around the house enjoying some time with our boys.  I cooked a chocolate cake with Harry and Roast Chicken this afternoon for dinner.  I picked some flowers and herbs out of our garden and I tidied up the house.  Brad and I finally sat down in the lounge room tonight after we had fed the boys and bathed them and I looked over my shoulder and spotted Harry on the floor drawing.  I went over to see what he was drawing and I was so surprised and excited to see him drawing the vignette on our entry chest of drawers as pictured above.  You might think that I am making this up after my post yesterday in which I discussed my mother's entry vignette and Cressida's Campbell's artwork but I am not.

At one point he asked me to pass him down the orange vase so that he could examine it's details up-close.  I was even asked to sharpen pencils.  Of course I didn't argue as I was so excited to see him drawing the things I had arranged on our entry table.

This is the end result.  After looking over it and discussing it, he said he made a mistake with the placement of the pink chair and he said he might add the picture frames which hang on the wall behind the vignette but that's for another night.  On the back he has written a special note to me...I think my Mother's Day happened one week early!

PS...Did you notice Harry's fluoro pencils?!  They are the BEST pencils as the colour is just so vivid and bright.  They can be purchased from Toyworld if anyone is interested.

PPS...I must thank my beautiful friend and client Jules for the Phoebe Stephens yellow roses as pictured above which she delivered to me on Friday afternoon along with the big tub of potent Vitamin C which has done me the world of good...my awful flu has pretty much gone!!xx

39 comments:

My Pink Door said...

Harry is an artist! Wonderful ... I have put the gorgeous Cressida Campbell book on my birthday list.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh so sweet, my children are big on drawing things around the house, not with such amazing fluro pencils though, wow!! Thrilled you had a public holiday today, my husband flew home to spend a long weekend here in Canberra with us. Love Posie

meenal bishnoi said...

This is so cute!! You are right..the colors really are vibrant..have a lovely new week..xx meenal

Karen said...

Weathergirl loves those pencil. Love Harry's fine artwork- it should be framed.

The flowers are glorious and glad your feeling betterer.
xxK

Sally-Ann @ a beautiful space said...

How divine,it's obvious talent in design runs in the family. It is not surprising given the lovely subject matter he must be stimulated by around your lovely home. I look forward to seeing more of Harry's work! SA

FairyFiligree said...

What a darling! Cherish these drawings - they will bring happy memories later on - I have a file full of the ones my youngest used to make all the time. those yellow roses are gorgeous - just like the ones on my rose bush - I adore!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Happy Mother's Day! It truly is a beautiful gift to see this talent and creative interest in your child!
Love the colors ! :)

Michelle said...

That is absolutely adorable. Mums Day has definately come early for you this year :)

Sarah B said...

What a gorgeous artwork! A beautiful early mother's day gift, as you say :)
I love the flouro pencils. Like you, I like flouro pink, in fact yesterday I bought a reel of flouro brickies twine from the hardware store, now what do I do with it ?

La Maison Citron said...

So precious Anna. I have been looking forward to my little boy starting to draw.....and have long thought I would treasure his first doodles. The funny thing is he got hold of a pen the other night and scribbled all over my laptop! My husband attempted to clean it off while I admired the lines....I can't believe his first drawing had to be erased!

I Dream Of said...

Sounds like a lovely Sunday, and I love Harry's work. So bright and cheerful. How lucky you are to have an artist in the family!

Happy May,

Jeanne

Jenna Lee said...

How sweet! Those flowers are beautiful!

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Karena said...

Oh Anna this is wonderful, there is nothing more delightful than to see young ones embrace the arts, his is very special.

I will have to order some Fluro Pencils!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

An artist, indeed. So cute that he was drawing the flowers. Thank you for sharing his drawing (and your vignette) with us!

Kate Lewis said...

Go Harry! I am so happy to read that you are encouraging him- it makes all the difference. :)

the gardener's cottage said...

this is perhaps the cutest thing i've ever seen. just what i needed today.

xo
janet

The enchanted home said...

Very sweet. The colors are so rich and vibrant! Those pencils are so neat...the colors are really outstanding and vivid. Looks like you have a budding artist on your hands!!

joanna said...

Oh what a lovely blog you have and love the story of your sons artwork,
gourgous
Jo x

Where My Heart Is said...

I just love Harry's drawing. You'll have to frame it for sure.

Roxanne said...

This made my night. :) Thank you for sharing your mother's day present with us.

Kimberlee said...

that is absolutely priceless, what a gorgeous boy he is xx

Peta said...

How gorgeous!

Faux Fuchsia said...

Harry is a genius.

Well done.

Hope you get it framed.

Meanwhile why are there no flowering plants in the window box in front of your shoppe? Were they (crosses self) Stolen???

So excited about my 1st Mothers Day but I still endorse the creation of Aunts Day. Hope Brad and the boys shower you with Gifts.

xxxxxxxxxx

Ness Lockyer said...

Art is a wonderful gift for a child and it is so lovely to see you support him so.
Great job Harry!
Ness xx

designchic said...

That would be proudly framed in my house...a definite budding artist!!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I love the colors he used!

Kids are the best blessing we can receive from God. I'm so grateful for having 2 and a 3rd one in the way! :-)

Have a Happy Day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

annechovie said...

It's clear that Harry has inherited his Mum's artistic/design sensibilities. I love it. Hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day! xo

annie said...

Isn't it wonderful that he notices the beauty around him? This must be the best mother's day (a little early) ever!! Is this the same little boy that noticed when you changed from a pink background to white on your blog? I love the detail on the orange vase!

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Sharnel said...

That is so sweet. Harry has always loved drawing hasn't he. Such a lovely Mother's Day gift.

third room studio said...

How sweet - you definitely have an artist on your hands.

Miss French Navy said...

Just gorgeous!!

ninaribena said...

J'adorable!!! this one brought me out of the background stalking your absolutely beautiful blog to actually comment!! Your little guy is such a clever one, I keep hoping my two will notice their own surroundings in such detail one day... will they ever appreciate it? I wonder! xx

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la la Lovely said...

What a talented little artist! So precious!
x trina

Jiah said...

What a talent! This story bought a little tear to my eye it's just so gorgeous.

Stylelinx said...

He's quite good!! It's so exciting when you see a spark of an artist in kids. My nephew draws for me and I cherish those drawings! Glad you're feeling better. xo

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

PRECIOUS!! I love that. Warms my heart!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

He has a great eye!! Keep up the great work Harry.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie