a birth day


Proudly announcing the birth of our second grandchild Niamh Eili, another grand-daughter, a little after midnight November 16th, 2005!

What an unforgettable day! A 12:45 am phone call announcing the birth added to my excitement level and lessened my sleep credit hours for the day ahead. The hanging of my show and having the opening in the evening had me running on adrenalin.

The opening went very well. I was excited to meet several new friends made through my blog, and our eldest daughter surprised us, coming from out-of-town and adding to the excitement.

Warmest thanks to everyone who came and everyone who sent me good wishes here and by email. I will write more about the opening once I’ve downloaded the pictures and gathered my thoughts in a coherent fashion.

Last but not least, of course after the opening we had to go and visit our tiniest, beautiful brand new family member. What a sense of regeneration and continuation I felt seeing her. Some years ago, I remember feeling a sense of loss as our family had shrunk with our parents gone. Now our daughters have partners and another generation is growing. Time to add another leaf to the dining room table this Christmas! Now I need a nap…

Addendum Nov.18th: Baby’s other granddad wrote this welcome!

November 17, 2005 in Being an Artist, Recent Exhibitions by Marja-Leena