Monday, January 17, 2011

The Art Student, a portrait from January 2011

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Is it possible that I could miss 1 child when 6 friends (you read that right) have been over here playing with my other 5 children? (6+5=11 btw). More than possible?

The best winter break ever. Then she drew a rabbit on her wrist and hopped back to school, which she accidentally referred to as "home". Which made me sad. But now that she's there, it makes me entirely happy. To call it home means that she's happy too.

So today we are good.
Back soon with more from the Crochet Chronicles.
xoxo,Anna

28 comments:

  1. im excited about more crochet!

    and when i was away for college i called both home, you really have to homes when youre away at school :)

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  2. Yes, it's sad and just wait till you accidentally call it home--that's really, really sad.....

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  3. It is dawning on me just how hard this will be... when my son, still a HS junior, leaves for *home* away from home. Oh dear.
    Don't you love the abundance of a home full of children and their friends? I find it comforting, and also energizing (yet somehow simultaneously exhausting lol.)
    Cheers for Crochet Chronicles! I am going to have some yarn and a hook on hand, so I can join your fun.

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  4. The picture is very French looking, with her shorter bob and the black-and-white of the dress.
    Try not to feel too bad.

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  5. Hey, that's an awfully good little rabbit.

    Sometimes a big group makes one person's absence even more noticeable. In Persian we have a phrase that expresses having a good time as 'making your space empty'. Sort like of like, 'wish you were here' or 'the only thing missing was you'. There's also an opposite expression that means 'I wasn't alone until you got here' -- not very nice!

    I'm learning to crochet next month, really looking forward to it.

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  6. Anonymous5:58 PM

    At this point in my life I can barely fathom having a college-aged girl, but you make even the most bittersweet moments of it seem so lovely and relatable.

    Warm wishes to Juliana at her home away from home! Such a wonderful time- can't come up with the right word for the mix of nostalgia and encouragement I harbor for these wee little freshman.

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  7. I remember the feeling when mine left to go to college. And then they left to live their lives. You raise them to be strong and independant--and then they are. Being a parent is hard in so many ways. But also joyful in so many more ways.
    Looking forward to seeing more crochet.

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  8. Way cute rabbit!

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  9. I remember the first time my daughter called college "home". I was sad too. Now she is a senior and I am so glad she has been happy there. Hang in there mom (love the rabbit)

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  10. My mother always said that if you do your job right, as a parent, your children will want to be independent and have lives of their own. The true test is that they still want to come and visit. Now that I have two grown and one still at home, I'm glad they want to visit!

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  11. I know it must be hard but at least she feels comfortable and happy where she is at when she is away from Home, Home. If that makes sense. The rabbit she drew is adorable.
    Can't wait to see more crocheting!!

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  12. Oh my gosh the rabbit is wonderful. She certainly has a talent for drawing. I personally could never draw a rabbit that well. She's lucky she likes school really.

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  13. Gorgeous girl, gorgeous bunny, gorgeous photo. Stylish and talented you all are.

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  14. I just discovered your blog & loved it. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
    Cheers
    Melissah

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  15. I just discovered your blog & loved it. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
    Cheers
    Melissah
    Sorry I forget the URL code - I'll try again!

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  16. Cindy G5:47 AM

    I think it's sorta like when they go off to elementary school and come home and accidently call you by their teacher's name. I have one that will drive herself to school for the first time today! And it's raining! So hard to let go! Today all of mine will go to school after all of the chaotic snowdays. It will be very quiet around here, bet it won't help my ability to focus on work!

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  17. Teresa6:57 AM

    awwwwww....

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  18. So sweet! I have an 18 year old daughter and the fascination with drawing on yourself with a sharpie does not diminish. I'm just sayin. :)

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  19. angela8:08 AM

    It's so important for your children to be happy. I'm glad your daughter is content. That makes everything else okay.

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  20. A brilliant young woman's journey is unfolding - what a delight. My 19 year old has moved to her new home, Blacksburg, Virginia. I love watching them grow into women. It's also a new beginning for me and you.

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  21. sweetanthropology.com5:38 PM

    I feel your anxiety, we are happy when they are growing, maturing and finding there way in life and then when that moment for departure come, well for me it wasn't easy. I had 2 leaving for college about 2 weeks apart and a 18 years entering community college this year. I'm growing too though, have started my online business, crafting, blogging, enjoying my time now, and it helps , being busy I don't have time to miss them as much. Always special though when they do come back.

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  22. Sweet post! Love the bunny rabbit and I see her art did not fall far from the tree. What a great mom putting her before your heart.
    Soon, she will see.. Home is anywhere Mom is :)
    Mechelle

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  23. I still consider my parents' house home - and they've even moved from the house I grew up in to one where I've never really lived. I'm soon-to-be married and have been off the parental payroll for 10 years, but they'll always be where my true home is. I have a feeling your daughter is able to build such a strong independent life for herself because she too knows that she can always go home (to you) again!

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  24. I remember the first time I called college "home" around my parents. As soon as it was out of my mouth, I gasped!
    But now, at 30, their house is still "home" to me. I just have two these days!

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  25. Wow! I am really impressed with her rabbit. Wonderful job!

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  26. Dear Anna Marie,
    Tuesday Jan 25, on my blog (My Sweet Prairie dot blogspot) my "Tips On Tuesdays" topic is about children in the sewing room. : ) I would love if you could share (not sewing) but motherly advice. My kids hang out all the time while I work and they find the best ways to get busy. We're all filling up the comments section with ideas. That's all it involves if you would love to chime in! : ) Have a fabulous day!
    ~Monika in Canada

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  27. I feel your anxiety, we are happy when they are growing, maturing and finding there way in life and then when that moment for departure come, well for me it wasn't easy. I had 2 leaving for college about 2 weeks apart and a 18 years entering community college this year. I'm growing too though, have started my online business, crafting, blogging, enjoying my time now, and it helps , being busy I don't have time to miss them as much. Always special though when they do come back. 2945abc45 0211

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