Tuesday, July 14, 2009

duck eggs


i was puttering around in the art room this evening when the phone rang. it was my 4-year-old granddaughter jenna. she wanted to share with me an idea she had for an art project we would do together when she comes to spend the night. she wants a girl with a button nose and beads in her hair and the rest of her body would be out of paper. those words are pretty much as they came straight out of her mouth. we chatted a bit about other things and then i told her that mama duck has returned to her nest in the flower bed and has laid 10 more eggs. i told her i had taken a picture and my precocious little angel asked "grandma, can you post the picture on your blog so i can see it?" i laughed out loud. what 4 year old looks at blogs??!! but, at jenna's request, above are the duck eggs. jenna, please call me tonight and let me know what you think.

here's my "simple pleasures" original all wrapped up and ready to go to the post office, handmade tag and all.

have a wonderful wednesday!

16 comments:

Moriah said...

How adorable! Your granddaughter is so sophisticated for her short 4 years on this planet! AND what a beautiful name she has!! ;)

cindy : quaint said...

hello jenna. quack, quack!

steviewren said...

I think the duck eggs are beautiful. They are such a sweet color. Jenna will be delighted.

anni said...

What a wonderful influence you are in your granddaughter's life. We all need grandparents in our lives to guide us and love us. My grandpa used to sit at the chalk board at his house and teach me how to draw faces. I miss him. My grandmother on the other side taught me how to facet gem stones. I miss her also. Mostly they all taught me how to love. Memories . . .

katie jane said...

How cute is that? Both Jenna and the duck eggs. Children are so much more in tune with their surroundings that we/I was.

Your package is so pretty.

Jennifer said...

How fun that she can keep in touch through your blog! The package is adorable! Do you put that inside of a box to protect it, or do you ship it that way??

lori vliegen said...

jenna sounds just as sweet as her grandmother!! and speaking of sweet....whoever is receiving that package will be thrilled to no end!! :)

sara's art house said...

That is precious! What a fun little 4 year old with her craft all done in her head!

CUTE tag!!!

Betsy said...

OH my....I would love to watch the progress of mama duck and her nest!

That package is so cute...especially the tag!

julie king said...

jenna has reported in that she really likes the eggs picture. the duck and her eggs were completely overshadowed tonight by the fact that jenna is having her first sleepover. her best friend korah will be spending the night on friday. jenna has all the sleeping arrangements planned out including what blankets they will be using. like mother, like daughter with the planning!!

jennifer, i put the wrapped package in a usps priority mail box for protection.

Artist Unplugged said...

Oh, how sweet, the granddaughter, the eggs and your lovely wrapped package!

Serena said...

that's a lot of duck eggs...great pic! kids learn about the internet and, so it seems, blogging very young nowadays. lol

i hope jenna enjoys her first sleepover ~ :)

beautiful tag!

Kelly said...

beautiful duck eggs! my girls like to "read" my blog too. especially when I post pictures of them. and i just love your tags. i have the tag that came with my piece display on my shelf next to the art! :-)

Jackie said...

Aren't duck eggs such a gorgeous colour? No wonder duck egg blue is so popular these days.Its my favourite.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

I was thinking about you and wanted to say hello! Love your tag, it's special!!

cindy said...

I love the way your wrapped your package.

And by the way, you don't look old enough to have children who kids....you are aging gracefully, my friend!