Monday, August 10, 2009

The Good Stuff: Skill Doll

Now that we are finally getting a bit more settled in our new abode, I have begun to think about decorating. Sure, all our stuff is still in boxes, but hey, we only received everything just over a week ago and have had house guests for the last two weekends so, really, there hasn't been anytime to unpack. Anyway, back to the decorating. Because we know this place isn't our *forever* home I'm really only thinking of acquiring items that I would take with me to our forever home, things that speak to my overall aesthetic-sense, and the one room that I'm eager to make special is Indio's nursery.

Back in Brooklyn, he slept in his co-sleeper in our room and had a change table in the *other* room that really was a glorified closet. Now that he has his own space, I want to make it special. I didn't think I wanted to do traditional *boy blue* but I keep coming back to it. [E says blue is my go-to colour and that I need to branch out more.]

Blue or not, I knew that I didn't want a matchy-matchy nursery, but more along the lines of something *coordinated*, original, and fun.

My very close friend, Rebecca is a fantastic illustrator and I have always dreamed of asking her to draw something for Indio's room. I just didn't know what. Lucky for me, she has finally decided to showcase her work to the world on Etsy [seller: skilldoll] and I found the perfect piece! The drawing is of the sweetest blue bird gingerly holding an egg. It reminds me of my pregnancy with Indio, a time that was filled with both joy and anxiety.


The drawing is even more special to me because Rebecca was there throughout my pregnancy, whether it was to hold my hand while I was getting a routine procedure early on because E was unable to make it, or to make sure I was staying properly hydrated during the sweltering NYC heat we all suffered through last summer. And of course, she was right there with us during those first 6 months of Indio's life, visiting, baking goodies because she knew I wasn't eating, walking Cassius when I was busy bouncing on the exercise ball in attempts to get Indio to sleep, and watching him so that E and I could go on a much needed date every once in awhile.

I miss seeing Becky almost everyday, but now with this beautiful drawing up in Indy's room I will be reminded of her every time I change a poopy diaper.
Rebecca's drawing that reminds me of her and her kitty, Pike [though Becky doesn't wear glasses and rarely wears pants].


rebecca August 10, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

"rarely wears pants" haha. that's my favorite part.

I HATE not having you and indio and emil within walking distance.

it's 90 degrees today for the FIRST time this summer! -- good day for gin on the stoop. ...where's emil?

bklyn76 August 10, 2009 at 4:13 PM  

we just had gin & tonics at my parents' last weekend and were reminiscing about your stoop.

you need to come live with us. end of story.

K*OS! (Keep On S'myelin!) August 10, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

What a wonderful post, S! Those pictures will be a great addition to Indy's room.

Rebecca, you're very talented!

Blue is one of my go to colours too. It's so calm and relaxing.

Faiza August 12, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

Adore your illustrations Rebecca!

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