the proud aunt

Pooh plays one of Julia’s pieces.

Tra-la-la, tra-la-la,

Seems my niece Julia might be taking after me in some ways ☺.

She loves to read and write, plays the piano, and is crazy for stuffed animals, especially Pooh. Yeah!


Since she lives in Hawai’i, I don’t get to see her more than once a year or so, and each time I look at her, I get this giddy feeling I’m looking at myself. Okay, she’s cuter.

But . . . I have to admit that when it comes to art, she blows me out of the water.

Recently, I was impressed by this sketch:

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And I love her dioramas, which are on display in the dining room.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

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and Ginger Pye:

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I’m hoping to convince Julia to write a little something for alphabet soup sometime. Her brother Jared did a restaurant review last year, and I was hoping to get some of Julia’s thoughts on any one of her favorite books. She said she wanted to, but changed her mind. Ahem! You know these temperamental artists. Stay tuned.

Julia’s bears tucked in for the night. Now, where have we seen this before?

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