Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This week's IF word is Asleep. It made me immediately think of the many, many hours I watched our son sleep in an incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We were in the hospital for two months as he was only 970 grams when he was born.

I kept a journal and wrote in it almost daily. I also sketched. This is one of the sketches from that notebook.


  1. Nicola! Hello! :)
    I read the text... He is very nice! I see - his dreams are colorful, he knows that next to him people who love him!
    How life is amazing! And your drawing and story!
    :) my wishes great mood to you!!!!!!!

  2. Gosh two months in hospital what a start to a little life, How old is he now ?

    Beautiful illustration.

  3. Very sweet and vulnerable, your son.
    A sweet sketch like this is more beautiful than a photo.

  4. So beautiful, Nikki.

  5. Thanks for the comments everyone! Chibi, he`ll be 4 years old in September and is healthy as can be!

    Mindful Drawing - it also allowed me to exclude all the tubes and monitors that were attached to him.

  6. This is beautifully depicted...and a lovely story behind the work.