Friday, January 25, 2008
The Special Baby
Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a little girl-child. She was a very happy baby, never one to cry. Even so, the baby girl's mommy thought she was much too serious and that she thought too much. One day a lovely lady came by to see this little girl-child. Since this lady was known to be very wise and perhaps even had The Sight, the concerned mommy asked her, "What is my darling baby girl thinking?"
The pretty lady smiled and said not to worry, she has The Sight too, and she is seeing all the wonders that will come her way. She sees friends, comforts and even food . She sees love, wisdom and patience, too. She knows God, and she can hardly wait to grow up. You must remind her to be a child.
I think this is why the baby's mommy, never once said to her "grow up", or "don't act like a baby". The mommy knew the baby had an "old soul" and she carried a lot upon her little shoulders. Maybe that is why the little girl, now grown up, has such a silly streak and now is so comfortable acting like a child.
I had done a page full of "inchies" with color pencils and markers. I used an ink-jet copy of them to cut and glue down, which wasn't the best to use and my wording for the transfer was done with sharpies on 20# bond paper. I couldn't rub hard enough to remove the white of the paper, without removing the wording. In other words, I did everything wrong. This was my first attempt at a large (8 x 10) acrylic gel transfer and since I did not get the transparent look that I was aiming for, I will probably re-do this entire piece.
I hope you liked the story and you have probably guessed by now, who the baby in this picture is. I guess this metal tub is what passed for a kiddie pool in the "olden days". Does anyone else remember these?
Well, that's all for now. Yikes, now I will have to keep myself busy until Friday Night Lights comes on. Maybe I'll do some art or something crafty. Whatever I get into, you will be the first to know! We'll talk soon, toodles.