Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sledding on Christmas Eve

That's what Samantha and I were doing and we had a blast. Christmas and New Years in Montana were very appropriately cold and white, a welcome change from the brown and balmy California Christmases of recent years. Samantha and I have had a good, though often stressful year. Christmas marked the end of our first year with Violet, from a tiny, yet to be discovered fetus to her current teething, gurgling, often fussy but ultimately charming form.

There she is in all her cuteness and she brightens every day we get to share with her. Really, through all the trials and tribulations, relocating, desperately looking for work while adjusting to a new location, trying to figure out how to work as an artist while learning to care for her, she is the true reward.

This was a little Christmas present I made for Samantha, an attempt to capture a moment from mother and daughter's first night together.

And this was done when Violet was just ten days old on a car ride into town. If you're feeling generous and wish to add to the diaper and formula fund both of these pieces can be purchased as prints.

As I said, it's been a good year, and I'm obviously feeling a bit sentimental this morning. 2007 is also shaping up to be a very good year. I've got some exciting project information to announce and some updates on older projects, but I'll save that for another time.

I'll leave you with a few more shots from our sledding escapades, this time from Christmas Day.

Take care,