Friday, September 4

You Threw off my Groove! (I'm sorry but you've thrown off the Emperor's Groove.)



So I'm happy to report my absence as resulting in me having a pretty adorable little girl last Wednesday!

Her name's Ursa Adriana (Ursa after the star constellation). We thought it was a pretty strong name for our girl. The Austrian/German nickname for Ursa or Ursula is Uschi (pronounced like sushi without the "s") so that's what we'll mainly call her.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank all of you for being incredibly supportive and I just wanted to say that I look forward to man-handling my schedule so that art wins over sleep ;)

25 comments:

Alan Scott said...

Congratulations on your daughter. My two sons are teenagers now but what I can tell you is that your daughter will certainly inform your art if she leaves you time to do it. My sons made me see the world anew - and re-introduced me to Lego (that's only a man thing probably)

Meridth Gimbel said...

It's interesting. I was just thinking about what an advantage it is to be a children's illustrator with a child.

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Amy C said...

whaooo congrats and you found the time to draw this!?!?
So so cute

Julie-ann said...

She looks so beautiful,I am so broody right now looking at her.
Congratulations, you must be so proud of your beautiful gift!

claudine hellmuth said...

super congrats on your baby girl!! love your illustrations!

Dasha said...

She is so beautiful! Good job. Love the name too.

Mighty Kwan said...

AAhhhh!!! I love it!! Congrats to you sweety! And yes having a child is a big advantage! I have to ask my friends with kids questions when I do illustrations and need insight into the child psyche! LOL!

Michelle Henninger said...

Congratulations on your beautiful little Uschi!! Your best work of art yet! :)

lil kim said...

Congratulations Meridth and welcome to the world Uschi! great news!

Roberta Baird said...

Congratulations... she is a beauty!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful image and congratulations!!! She is beautiful.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Gee thanks guys :)

Authoritaters said...

I like the strong painterly look you used, also notice that you like to use alot of green and blue, especially green :) congrats on the babeh!

Mad Bush Farm said...

Awwwww!!!! That is awesome Meredith

Huge Congratulations to you. What a beautiful wee precious bundle of joy. A beautiful name and she is so lucky to have a beautiful talented Mum. Love the photo and the drawings just say it all.

Hugs from me and my girls to you and your wee little girl
Liz

m.scott said...

Congrats! pretty soon she'll be ripping the brush out of your hand, just like my rug rat does to me.

Meridth Gimbel said...

Hehe. I look forward to it :)

Shannon said...

Wonderful for you guys! I wish you lots of sleep and art time. Let it begin.

Caitlin said...

This is such a great drawing! So cute. You should make it one of your cards and then new mommies can buy them and use them as thank you cards for all the gifts they got at there baby shower. Just a thought I thought I would share.
:)

Meridth Gimbel said...

Thanks Caitlin :)

Good idea!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

She is simply beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I was jumping up and down when I found out your blessed news! Don't worry about WWW. We will be here when you catch your breathe and all. Right now your main concern is and your beautiful little girl! How fabulous! So sorry about your colic baby! Girl don't you know I know your heart??? Zoe had colic as well. It wasn't pretty and everyone has a remedy for it. Well none of them worked for me. I had to come with my own Meridth.
My husband gave me a charlie brown Jazz CD by Vince ( and I forget his last name right now) but I would put on the cd and warm some olive oil with lavender essential oil in it. just a little. I would rub her belly and massage her till she drifted off. When that didn't work, I wrapped her like they did in the hospital to make her feel like she was still in the womb. They love that feeling. I know you need your sleep and all and it can get overwhelming to say the very least, but enjoy every single moment because before you know it will be next year and the little darling will be 1 and trying to do everything she wants to he he he! Take care honey!

Emily said...

Congrats! I wish you both the very best future possible! With lots of adventures magic and dreams!!!
Cheers!

Rena said...

Awwww -- precious. Congratulations!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Sorry I took so long to comment. Oh my, you've got a real beauty there! Congrats to you on your lovely gift. She is so adorable and the name is beauteous as well.

Wonderful to have you back.

Have a great week.

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we're all oohing and awing ..
she is perfect............