Thursday, July 11, 2013

somewhere in the middle

Thank you, dear Marjojo, for the push to get me back here. It's been so long i didn't know where to start but Erin, you are so right (and wise), that i just need to start in the middle. I had an awesome post written up in my head awhile ago but for the life of me, i can't remember any of it! So i am starting back again somewhere else...for real now.

Sad that i don't have any new artwork to share. My basement studio looks so forlorn and dusty. I can't believe i haven't completed any art for over a year! what kind of artist does that make me, if even one at all?? :(...

But my life has felt fuller and more meaningful since having this little one:


Jaksen @ almost 3 months, taken in June last year. Thank you, Aunt Kazu for this awesome onesie!

He is walking and throwing tantrums now but still super goofy and super cute. People are amazed (surprised) such a beautiful being came from John and me. what the heck but i'll take it. 

 
1 year old! taken this past June.

This kid likes to play ping pong and say duck and fish. I'm still waiting to hear someone call me mommy...

So like this post, my life is all baby baby now. We have started doing chores together, like washing dishes and sweeping the floor. Hopefully, soon he'll help me clean up my studio and we can make art together!

18 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

how fun! He sure is cute! And yes, you are still an artist.

mien said...

awww thank you, Leslie :). so glad to see you here!

claudia said...

Hello there! how cute is your little boy? how nice to read you're doing well and having fun with him! art can wait, he will grow so fast, so enjoy that sweet time! teaching him how to clean the house is good plan, good luck with that! ;-)
stay well, mien!

mien said...

dear Claudia!!! where are you?? i've missed youuu

Hazel Terry said...

Hello Mien
Found myself back at your flickr and now back on your website. Lovely to see you are creatively busy introducing the world to your little one enjoy :-D

Heather Woollove said...

A work of art like this wee one takes all one's creative energy for awhile...and believe me, I speak from experience, having four daughters of my own (the youngest, identical twins).
Don't fret. You are exactly where you are meant to be in this moment. You've created this precious life and now you are showering Jaksen with your motherly attention and love. It is as it should be. Peace!

mien said...

hi Hazel, hi Heather! thank you for letting me know that i still have visitors here :).

Heather, i don't know how you managed to do so much being a mom to 4 daughters (even if they are older now)!!! your blog is filled with so much color and travels and inspiration! my sister and i were hoping for twins but after the first few days after birth, we cannot imagine how we would have survived. ahaha. and to think you had twins with two kids in line already!

Anonymous said...

OMG I can't believe you are posting again and the one day in months I check there is a new post
HI Jaksen

- Michael

jaksen said...

hi Uncle DaGA :)

Susanna Crossman said...

Hooray dear mien you are back. He is gorgeous and perfect. Sending big love from all of us in France to you three. I am so happy!

Rosie Kearton said...

A sculptor once said to me (when I was bringing up my 5 daughters and there was no room for art) that being a mother was the ultimate creative act! Enjoy your little one, there will be plenty of time for art later on!

Rosie Kearton said...

Forgot to say welcome back I,ve missed your posts

Rosie Kearton said...

I had twins too!

Marjojo said...

Mien is back, Mien is back, Mien is back! So good you made a start, and what a cool little customer Jaksen is... Mien is back!

lasuza said...

Keep writing. Go on. Dare you... Sending hugs from France, Susanna

Hineshm (Sabine Neumann) said...

Life is art. And I always love to read what you write and look at your posts and pictures.

mien said...

awww Sabine, thank you for your kind words :). i am feeling inspired and will be back soon!!!

Kalake said...

Aww,I too can't wait until you & Jaksen make art together! I'm so glad you posted. Also, it's really nice to hear(read) supportive words from everyone! <3