Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Happy 1st Bday to My Nephew!!
A year ago today, my precious nephew Anthony entered the world and filled my family's lives with sunshine! Happy Birthday to my little friend!
Nonfamilial blogreaders will think I'm making this up, but Anthony is quite the van Gogh fan. The Baby Einstein Baby van Gogh dvd I bought him when he was very small is still a favorite mellowing-out dvd, and his new favorite book is the Metropolitan Museum's "Vincent's Colors" children's book I got him for Christmas. He sits up straight and blurts out...something in his language...when we get to the Sunflowers page, and at the end, he whimpers to be read again. I read "Vincent's Colors" a record six times straight over the weekend.
I wish I could paint Anthony a picture for his birthday, but since I have the artistic talent of a bedpost, I attach here Vincent's beautiful "Almond Trees in Blossom," painted for HIS nephew, Vincent Willem, in February 1890, a few weeks after little Vincent's birth. Because le grand Vincent was in the asylum at Saint-Remy at the time, he did not meet le petit Vincent until May, but the baby was in his thoughts. As Anthony is often in mine!