Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Things where they should be and as they should be.

New pots for my beauties- I love their full roundness-
Finishing touches on paintings for tomorrow.
Finalising my thoughts on the course I start teaching on Tuesday.
(I always find teaching a great learning opportunity- I will start with Matisse this time and that makes me so very happy)
Thinking that what children need more than anything- really- is the 'parental eye', not looking after them with great stress and worry (like my 'eye' was for most of my first three children's life) but with interested, kind, and firm attentiveness- When I have taken Lucy to basketball the last couple of weeks I have spent the whole time 'looking' at her, seeing what I might learn...Before I would read, chat with other moms, and mostly draw while waiting for her. I thought that by giving her all my attention it would be good 'for her' but today I realised it is also teaching me things about her that I might have missed otherwise.
Pieces are falling into place. The puzzle is coming together.

8 comments:

Woollywotnots said...

Annamaria, you're such a lovely Mother. We can all learn such a lot from your style. I love your photograph too. The pots are great. It looks very inviting and homely. Ooo tell us more about your teaching. Matisse will be good fun. I wish I could attend your class. I don't know how you fit everything in!

june at noon said...

I love Matisse! I took a one off course on him at our local college once, just for fun.

Amanda Nicole said...

Very wise words. I remember when I played volleyball as a kid, I tried extra hard whenever my mom watched.

Mmm, Matisse :)

our little love nest said...

I adore Matisse too. I love how you word your posts....super lovely. I love all your gorgeous plants and pots.

Anonymous said...

the description of the new pots and the watching of Lucy made my heart flutter with a special appreciation of life through your eyes

elk said...

that last one was me...not sure what happened...blessings

caramela said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I keep saying this but its true, its so nice to turn on my computer in the moring or after a long day and read your kind words...
And Katharine I assure you I am not a lovely Mother, I have three teenagers who will vouch to that. I have made so many mistakes. But I am trying trying to learn from past mistakes and hopefully be a better mom to my youngest...

caramela said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I keep saying this but its true, its so nice to turn on my computer in the moring or after a long day and read your kind words...
And Katharine I assure you I am not a lovely Mother, I have three teenagers who will vouch to that. I have made so many mistakes. But I am trying trying to learn from past mistakes and hopefully be a better mom to my youngest...