Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The 'Grunt and Heave'

Angus has always been a cuddly baby.  He is the baby that lets you just hold him and he just snuggles in and is still.  (Owen would always squirm, wanting to face outwards and see the world).  I love this about Angus.  Or should I say 'loved'.

Because recently he has developed what Ben and I call the 'grunt and heave'. He is so desperate to be on the ground, free to run around and follow his big brother, that he doesn't even let me pick him up, let alone snuggle with me.  sniff sniff.

The grunt and heave is at it's most desperate and pronounced when taking Angus from the car, and it goes a little like this:
take baby out of car seat.  straighten up. feel baby's entire weight heaving onto your arm (said baby grunting with the physical effort).

Actually it's so funny and cute that I laugh every time he does it, even as it makes me a little sad at the same time.

Here is a quick little sketch I did, trying out a new style, what do you think?

Lately I have been doing a lot of painting.  The custom portraits from my etsy shop seem to be my most popular item.  I've been working on a few as well as some other stuff, and that's why I haven't been posting much.  I'll post pictures of the one I'm working on now--I'm really liking how it's turning out.

Also, Ben and I devote much of our time to playing Super Mario World.

Also, I bought some fake eyelashes because they are fun to wear to fancy occasions.

Oh.  And even though no one voted for it, I have decided on the semifreddo.  The white chocolate cheesecake sandwiched between chocolate crumb crust layers, semi-chilled, sounded just right to me.  Meh. Sometimes that's what votes are good for, to help you know what you DON'T want, eh?


  1. I remember voting for the other one because the white chocolate is way tooooooo sweet for me, besides I`m sweet enough. Hahahahahahaha


    P.S I love all of you work Beth, it`s so you!

  2. That's so cute about Angus! I know the exact movement you are talking about, I'm familiar with the heaving. I really love the portrait!! Its magnificent!! I want to play super mario world! I can't say I disagree with your cheesecake choice. You can never go wrong with cheesecake!

  3. i think that you and ben in your sorrow for angus' growing up ways should sing a dirge of puff the magic dragon. the portrait is awesome. i really like it when you experiment with different stylistics. it brings out some of your innate awesomeness. and also i like the dip of poip in your outfit. and i may not have picked it but your cake sounds poifect. maybe you can eat it in your poip.

  4. seriously you need to keep some cuteness out of your cartoons unless you want me to explode. Also, I resent that "ladies" question because it excluded certain ladies who don't have kids. Jk. i can still appreciate what you mean. :)