Here are the two newest creations in my life. One is 30"x24," the other is about 3". Can you guess which is which? The smaller one is much more important to me. :-) A quick update: I'm at the beginning of the second trimester. Yesterday, I got the results back from some genetic testing, and everything looks good. So, I'm considered a "low risk" pregnancy. I'll find out the gender probably a few days before Christmas, which falls plop in the middle of my pregnancy - yay! Looking at this ultrasound picture, I am alternately moved deeply and weirded out that this little person is living inside me. It seems so very, very strange - and yet also a miracle.
I'll be telling my mom this Friday. I've waited so long to share the news because I don't get to see her often, but I've reserved a whole day of mother-daughter time with her this week. I would like to make a little art piece to give to her that somehow reflects this new phase of our mother-daughter-grandmother relationship. So, my question...How did you tell your mothers you were pregnant? Did you have any creative ways of sharing the news that were particularly special? Did you ever make art about it? I'd love to hear your ideas.
About the other piece...It's for a commission, and obviously it's just about half done. Is there anything that leaps out to you that I should change at this point? Any suggestions for the color/value of the night table? (The objects themselves are specific things in someone's house, so I have less freedom to change their color.) I usually like to build the painting up together as a cohesive whole, but I've been working on individual elements in this one because I've only had little bursts of time to work on it. All suggestions welcome!