Saturday, January 19, 2013

Our store had a baby!

There was this excitement in the air at work.

Anticipation at the newest arrival to the arts-and-crafts store. A baby boy!

One of the managers that joined our team this past summer showed up already several months pregnant.

We've watched her slowly grow in size over the months, her walk eventually becoming a waddle. Little baby kicks became noticeable pains that stopped her in her tracks...and made the rest of us nervous.

How was she feeling? Did she have the baby yet? Is she having the baby now?! were all things we'd ask each other.

Everyone wondered what would happen if she had the baby at the store (she was determined to work up till the very end of her pregnancy).

Visions of her sprawled out in the scrapbooking section came to mind, biting through contractions as embossing powder and stamp pads flanked her sides. What a tale that would be to tell!

I'm happy to report she had her baby late last month (not at work--whew!).

To celebrate this monumental event, I made her a little card.

Watercolors and acrylic on watercolor paper - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (NFS)

I tried to bombard the painting with as many types of blue as possible...and some purple on the wingtips for added interest.

Just a little something to send her in the mail until she returns from maternity leave.

Congrats on your little one, Jen! May he bring you much joy!!


naturgesetz said...

Congrats to her! As always, your artwork is very striking.

How does it feel being a workplace uncle? LOL

Ken Riches said...

A wonderful thing!

Anonymous said...

because pink would be gay... no homo..

Dean Grey said...


Haha, I'm going to be the best Workplace Uncle ever!






No, because blue is usually associated with baby boys and pink for girls.

Sexuality isn't even an issue at that young an age, silly.


Thanks to all of you for chiming in here!


Randuwa said...

Babies rock. New life, new hope, infinite possibilities. I attended the performance of the Sexy Liberal tour here in DC last night, and Comedian Hal Sparks ended his set by reciting the latest advances in science. In your lifetime science is ready to expand life spans to 250 hears. The first human being to live to be two hundred and fifty is alive today. Most likely it'a a girl and she's 15 years old in 2013. BUT she's not alone. And by the time she's 250--the average life span will have moved to 1000 years old. It's all about cell regeneration, and science is on that motherfucker! Welcome, little one, into a world that is as unfathomable to me as the world was to my grandmother when she was 52 year old back in 1968. And Dean, rejoice my younger brother, you are destine to be a much older man than I!

Dean Grey said...


Ah, but Randy, would you really want to live that long?

What if we can reach the age of 250 but don't have our health or all of our wits about us?

I'd rather live a comfortable age and be healthy than live an eternity and be frail and sickly.

Unless of course science can keep us eternally young!