Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Youngest Grandson... and another tag!

Here is a little colored pencil portrait of my youngest grandson. This is part of a Christmas gift for my son and his wife... the other part being a portrait of this adorable guy's big brother! I'll post it in a couple of days.

Now, it seems I've been tagged once again; this time by Alvin Richard, an amazing painter whose acrylic works often give me goosebumps! Previously, I was tagged by Robyn, and although I did tell some things about myself, I never got around to tagging other people. So, now I'll make up for it, and do it right.

1. I was fired from my first job, at the age of 16. It was at a "Friendly's" restaurant. The manager told me, "We were looking for a friendlier waitress."

2. I lived in the same house from birth to marriage.

3. When I turned 50, I celebrated by taking a hot air balloon ride. It took off in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, a short distance from the famous Portland Head Lighthouse, and traveled northwest toward Sebago Lake. There was a small plane flying around us at the beginning of the flight, and its passenger was a photographer for Conde Nast Traveler Magazine... taking pictures of us!

4. My husband and I share our house with a 20 pound cat.

5. My sisters and I played a game of Squiggles (... make a scribble, give it to someone, they make a picture out of it...) by mail, for years!

OK, here's who I'm tagging:
Cooper Dragonette
Gillian Mowbray
Nicole Caulfield
J Matt Miller
William K Moore

Thanks, Alvin!

6"x6", Prismacolor pencil on Ampersand Pastelbord


J Matt Miller said...

Really gorgeous artwork, Liz!

Gillian said...

What a beautiful child - and a wonderful piece of art too. Sigh.

Now - about that tag - ooh heck!


Gillian said...

Forgot to say - your first tagline about being fired just cracked me up! LOL.

rowena said...

First of all, your grandson is precious! But the portrait is beautiful! Always a pleasure to admire your work Liz. Now let me take my focus off of the portrait for a sec and ask, a 20 pound cat!!?!

Liz P said...

Matt, thank you so much, and right back at you!

Gillian, thank you for the compliments, and sorry about the tag. It could be fun, though : )
By the way, the getting fired story is a family favorite, especially with my brothers and sisters. Ha ha, very funny.

Rowena, thanks, he is precious, as are the other two. Now, about the cat. Don't worry, Bubba is a healthy 20 pounds... no dragging belly or anything. He's part Maine Coon Cat, which is most likely where his heftiness comes from, and his extra long hair makes him look even bigger.

Alvin Richard said...

Hi Liz,
I now remember reading your tag, but because it was almost 2 months ago, and you were probably among the first ones tagged and it didn't register that first time that it was a type of chain letter. Thanks for playing along and sharing. Now it's your turn to give me goosebumps! You are a true master with portraits. His face is glowing with this ever so subtle light....PERFECTION!