Sunday, December 26, 2010


I've been too sick this year to do any Christmas partying with our family. But I have received some really amazing presents.

None better than these from our son and grandkids.

This is from Tim, who bikes everywhere, all seasons, and serves on our City's "Bicycle Advisory Committee" (and who would like like to see his dad biking a bit more).

Big Brown Bear Rides a Trike, December 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 50x40cm

Finnegan, aged 6, did this (he knows I like giraffes).

Finnegan Brown, Giraffe on the Plains, December 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 32x40cm

Keira, aged 4, developed this; can you see the Firebird Dancing?

Keira Brown, The firebird, December 2010, Acrylic and metallic glitter on MDF, 32x40cm

These are all hanging prominently in our living room.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."  ~ John Keats.


Natalie said...

Sorry you weren't well. :(

Your artworks are amazing! Such a talented family.

Diana said...

Very artistic! I feel your pain, I've been sick too. But you have some lovely artwork to cheer you up!
Love Di ♥

Unknown said...

What beautiful, thoughtful gifts Rob-Bear. Feel better soon.

potsoc said...

Prominently displayed in your livingroom and rightly so. Our children and grandchidren have a wonderful talent when allowed to express it.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Yes, the art is wonderful and these children are creative with an art-filled future ahead of them.

Feel better, Bear... thinking of you


Tattieweasle said...

They really are great and none better than you know the artists, personally!

Rosaria Williams said...

What lovely gifts! So sorry about your health.

Rob-bear said...

Thanks your all for your kind thoughts and comments, friends.

I'm slowly getting better, but am still tending to "lie low."

And I'm sill delighting in the "art-full" gifts from my family.

Gutsy Living said...

Now I am truly amazed. I love their artwork. That is quite amazing at such a young age. Happy New Year Rob-bear. Please get some strength back. We need you. Sonia.

Jackie said...

Rob.... Bears simply aren't allowed to get sick. You MUST get well! I do hope that you are up and out of your den soon....rambling to and fro.
I want to commend you on the artistic talents of your son and grandkids. They are wonderfully done....and to be on display in your living room is the highest compliment you could give them. You are a loving Dad and grandad.
Take care of you, please....
Hugs and smiles from Jackie

French Fancy... said...

What fabulous pictures, Rob - especially the bear. I am sorry you have been unwell though


Amanda Summer said...

these are all precious images, but the first one, by tim, is a masterpiece portrait of a bear on a bike!!

i'm sad to hear the bear is not up to holiday parties......may you be feeling more yourself soon♡♡

Lori said...

I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. I hope you are feeling better! These gifts are priceless...absolutely beautiful and very best kind of gifts that come from the heart. What a blessing! Hope that as the new year ushers in soon, that you and your loved ones are healthy and happy. Blessings. XX

Jfromtheblock said...

just wondering, why do you like bears so much?