Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Who Framed Nanny and Ga?

One of the many delights associated with watching young children develop, has to be the emergence of their artistic abilities and, consequently, the images they create. I've posted many times on the subject of SW's representations, and her efforts to interpret the world as she sees it. Some of her work has been inspirational. For instance, this blog wouldn't be called 'Square Sunshine' had it not been for her insistence that the sun was/is, indeed, square.

 Artwork by SW

But the real fun started when we discovered that we, the grandparents (or Nanny and Ga, as the twins call us) had now become the subject matter.  In this picture I have a fairly good head of hair, and Mags shows no signs of greying. And, despite our missing fingers and dotty facial features, we look really happy.

Artwork by Immy

In Immy's first stab at a portrait, we are both learning to live with tendril-like limbs, Mags has obviously forgotten to tip her coiffeuse, and I've settled for the Wayne Rooney look. The fact that my lurid pink body appears to be floating, could be attributed to sunburn, or a limited choice of felt tips.

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  1. Love the portraits, Martin. They drew you both with outstretched, welcoming arms which proves they know how much they are cherished. Shame about the Wayne Rooney hair though:)

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    1. Yes, pity about the Wayne Rooney hair. Although Mags seems to have plenty to spare.

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  2. What these lovely pictures have in common are the very clearly happy faces of beloved grandparents - lovely :-)

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    1. It's hard not to smile when they're around. The place is pretty quiet without them.

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  3. I wondered where square sunshine came from. Now I know. Nice, happy pictures

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    1. Thanks. As soon as SW uttered those words, the blog couldn't have been called anything else.

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  4. I wonder if you've returned the compliment by drawing - and framing - them?

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    1. You know, Christopher, I've taken so many photographs, but I've yet to try my hand at drawing the little darlings.

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  5. Love the pictures. Such talented kids and such handsome grandparents.

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    1. Thanks, Lynne. They certainly bring out the best in us.

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  6. It's wonderful that they give you happy faces! Kids' art is such fun!

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    1. And you can't have too much fun in your life, can you?

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  7. Delightful - they make you look so happy.

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    1. Before you know it, your granddaughter will be springing a portrait on you, jennyfreckles!

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  8. You both appear to be floating on all that love and happiness - wonderful portraits!

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    1. Floating is exactly how it can feel, sometimes.

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  9. You could flog them to the Tate...

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  10. Those drawings are absolutely wonderful! They do convey so much love and happiness. I never knew where "Square Sunshine" came from - very interesting.

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