Sunday, April 4, 2010

Coffee Shop Pleasures

A while back I was reading an entry on my oldest son's blog and it instantly made think that his reflection would make a memorable journal page. I printed out his blog entry and put it in my folder of items to paint "someday".  Today was my first Easter that I was unable to celebrate with any of my 3 boys and I missed them all. It is sad how their time at home passes so quickly. Tonight I remembered Ryan's blog entry in my folder of painting ideas, and decided to paint it as a way to add some more 'family' to my day. 

Although I've never visited "Coffee Waves" I have heard lots about it from my son. It sounds so unique and it looks like I will get to visit it before the month is out -- when I visit my son in Texas for his "Winging".  I hope this journal page will be a special keepsake for him to remember this special place in Texas as he moves back to Florida for more flight training.  

P.S. "Coffee Waves" is in Corpus Christi, Texas and all of the written prose in the journal page (except for leftmost margin) is taken directly from my son's blog.


chrissy said... sweet and clever you are to sit and paint something so simple and yet so wonderful that reminded you of Ryan.
I have 3 boys too. (and 2 girls) they are ALL still living at home, but im realizing that the time is passing by SO very quickly.
i LOVe how you spent your easter looking at the glass half full.
you are a dear.
(and an excellent painter)
loves to you.

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the "artistic" connections to family within this piece, Claire! Such fun and a truly creative way to stay in each other's lives.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

What a lovely way to combine two loves--family and art. I hope your son loves his illustrated blog post.

Marthann's Musings said...

Love the sentiment about your sons. This too was my first Easter with neither of my two sons. Your blog entry lifted my spirits by its words and beautiful artwork

lori vliegen said...

what a special way to spend the day with your son through your artwork!!! this piece is wonderful, claire, and i know that Ryan will treasure it! xox, :))

Claire M said...

I just realized that there is a problem with Blogger .... and it has lost several of my comments here. I certainly appreciate everyone taking the time to stop by and leave a few comments from me. Rest assured that I did not delete your comments - there is some snafu with the Blogger website. I hope they fix it soon!

Thanks again for stopping by....

john.p said...

Great post! Story + visual. Art + family. Wilma and I will soon have holidays where neither kid will make it home. You've made the best of it.

Krista said...

What a lovely way to celebrate family, Claire! Bet you can't wait for his "winging"!