Post Partum Post Script

This isn’t primarily my news although I’m involved, I’m not the focus. The focus is a new person, 8 and a half pounds new. Born on Labor Day Weekend. And one of the surprises that I couldn’t reveal on my last post.

Some may remember a painting I did a little over a year ago called CaptuRED. You can read the complete post here.


It was bought as a surprise by a friend for his lady who had admired it. She was told for years that she couldn’t bear children and had resigned herself to accepting  that as final.

The night the painting arrived, she made liars out of a Rolodexs’ worth of doctors’ names. Women know when ” something happened “.  Little Quinn was born 9 months later.

Now on her way to having what she calls ” Irish Twins”,  she was expecting their second baby right about now. This time SHE contacted me and said she wanted to buy another painting as a surprise for her man, knowing she was having another boy. This is the one she thought he’d like.

shallow water for ToniShallow Water

So Labor Day Weekend, her labor produced a brother for Quinn. Since they both read my blog, and tried to get a leg up on the mysterious lack of detail in the last post, HE thought SHE thought that HE was surprising her with another painting.

She had the last laugh and probably the last full night of sleep for the next 18 years.

I think the next painting I do, should be of a full time nanny accompanied by a houseman.

Bet they’d fall over themselves to buy it first.

Congratulations Sean and Toni! And thank you too.

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17 Responses to “Post Partum Post Script”

  1. Carol King Says:

    And Congratulations to Bonnie. Not only a great artist, writer and friend, you are also more powerful than all the fertility drugs and doctors available!

    Yay you!

  2. Donald Diddams Says:

    What a great story! My guess is those paintings will be loved almost as much as those little boys.
    And Carol King says “more powerful than all the fertility drugs available” — Wow! Time to hire out in a new field?

  3. w1kkp Says:

    Now, this story does not surprise me one bit, although it does delight. You are the alchemist of creativity for many, not just of child bearing age!

  4. JoAnn Sanborn Says:

    Charming story. Art induced fertility. The possibilities are . . . . though provoking. Congrats!

  5. Marian Fortunati Says:

    What a fabulous story!!

    See the paintings do more than make people happy!! They fill the world with more and more happy people!!

  6. kathryn law Says:

    Absolutely beautiful. The paintings, and the story. And you.

  7. Jala Pfaff Says:

    Wow, that is fantastic. So fun with all that slyness going on… And these paintings are totally amazing!

  8. planetross Says:

    “Irish Twins”!!! hee hee!

  9. Joanne Says:

    AWESOME!!! Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad… 18 years of sleep deprived nights sounds about right! But children are so definitely worth every moment. How lovely that they chose to buy paintings from you to delight each other! And what fun to be in on the surprise both times. I didn’t know you had a “sneaky” streak in you! How wonderful! 🙂

  10. wrjones Says:

    Great story great paintings!

  11. Nancy Moskovitz Says:

    Great story! Only you could find such creative patrons.

  12. wrjones Says:

    Came back to admire that man and boy in the water again. Really nice work.

  13. Bonnie Luria Says:

    Have been away a week without web access- and happy to come back to these comments that mean a lot to me.

    I don’t usually like generic responses.

    And thank you Bill – twice.
    That one was a rarity- it came effortlessly. Unlike the rest of them that feel like birthing twins.

  14. Sharon Crute Says:

    Oh, how these sales along with the accompanying circumstances make the artistic struggle all worth it. Paint on. You’ve got amazing mojo!

  15. Faye Says:

    What a lovely story, and equally awesome paintings to go with it!

  16. Bonnie Luria Says:

    Thanks Faye. I think they’re quota for kids is now full!

  17. solvay Says:

    you are a life-giving life, Bonnie – what a gift you are. you are like a magnificent tree with shade, climging, swinging, fruit, and fragrance – for the multitude.

    how grateful i am to have come across your path via Frank’s blog!

    I thank you for YOU!

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