Monday, December 14, 2009

happy days


Whenever the camera comes out, my girl makes sure she's in the picture!


Greg and Max posing on the porch before heading out for lunch to the Corner Kitchen Cafe.

Daddy snuggling his baby.
Its quiet around here, days spent cuddling near the fireplace, watching old movies and munching Greg's delectable banana bread. I suppose this is the calm before the storm of work that's headed our way. The annual trek to Tucson is just a couple of months away and we try to bring new beads, fancy samples and a few limited editions. I've worked on the same piece for a few days now, a bird in flight with a hole in the tail and through the side of beak (so it looks like the bird is holding something, in this case a jumpring). I'm imagining it in necklaces as a link between sky colored opals or as a drop pendant with a teardrop of clear pink tourmaline. Its in the last stages of detail, as its too difficult for me to leave anything gestural, with lots of tool marks - I tend to want to carve every feather. Tonight is the last night I will let myself noodle away on it, since I can spend weeks on one piece if no one stopped me! This slow pace suits us right now, sketching Max while he sleeps, building wooden block castles or sipping hot chocolate while making big plans. These are times I will remember as the best of my life, simple and relaxed, our cares seeming far away.

8 comments:

Janet said...

So so so very sweet! Sleeping and growing awww! Greg looks so great and so does Max and little flower Azalea...many huggs Cynthia!
You are Blessed for sure! xox

Andrew Thornton said...

These have been good days. I am happy to be around to share them. I only wish I didn't have so many headaches so that we could spend more time together.

Lorelei said...

The new work sounds wonderful, especially that bird! I hope you have some left after Tucson, or maybe you could stash one away for your friend Lorelei? ;)

Nina said...

such a sweet, beautiful family! i am amazed that you are able to spend any time at all working on something. and yes, the bird sounds incredible. tuck a few away for local shoppers ;) xoxo

Melissa J. Lee said...

Max grows sweeter by the day - those chubby cheeks are too kissable. I agree with Nina - how can you get anything else done??

Sheila said...

Super cute!!!! I'm glad you are having splendid moments. May they last a long, long time!

mairedodd said...

those very quiet, calm days really centered around the care of each other are so very precious... with limited intrusions, you have created a safe haven... the pics are wonderful and it is so nice that you are able to do some creating as well...

Cindy said...

your days sound wonderful, just what it should be. Also that bird sounds like something I would really like for my designs, will you put it in silver and gold?