Wednesday, February 16, 2011

White Wednesday~My daughter, The Artist

I just realized that I could do a post with pictures that were already on my computer before it started acting wonky and since I’ve been wanting to do a post about my daughter, aka, my#1 girl, for awhile, I thought now would be a good time. Here she is.

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I love this picture. It was taken a few months ago after she got a cute hair cut. Since then she has cut her bangs, so now she has a funky retro hair style.

The other night we were hanging out and I asked her if she thought of herself as an artist. She said, not really, which surprised me as she totally is. I don’t know where she gets it from, but she has been drawing amazing things since preschool and has recently been doing quite a bit of painting.

DSCF1489 This is one she did last trimester in her art class. It was supposed to be a memory or a dream. The house in the painting is my dear friend, Joy’s house. Ellie would go with me on visits to Joy occasionally and would love to walk through the cemetery nearby, on her way to Dairy Queen to buy a banana milkshake.

Never in a million years could I ever paint anything remotely resembling this.

This trimester she is taking Photography 2 and she is really enjoying it. She had an assignment to find a photograph she liked and try to recreate it. This is the photograph she chose.

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So she enlisted the help of one of her girlfriends, and came up with this.

Picture1Pretty close, right? She was also instructed to do another photo that was “inspired by” the first one and she came up with this.

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Thanks for letting me get my brag on about my #1 girl. I’ll be leaving on my trip tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it. It has been raining here all week and looks like more rain is in the forecast here for the weekend. Not so in sunny CA. Yeah!

TTFN!

18 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your daughter is amazing, Lisa! Have a great trip to Cali.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

She is an artist. I love those photos. My daughter just turned 17 and is graduating H.S this year. She is also an artist and is going to the Academy of Art University in S.F next year. Your daughter may want to consider this college...they have wonderful Open Houses where you get one on one personal attention from the professors(well that has been my daughter's experience). I've posted a bit of her work on my art blog. www.seawashedstudio.blogspot.com.

And btw your daughter is adorable.

lizaanne said...

Beautiful girl, and wonderful art!!

Faded Charm said...

Wow, that girl has some talent. Hope she persues it as an adult. Why do our daughters as teenagers never think they are good at what they do?

Hope you have a great trip down to Cali. I have to say, I'm a little jealous....is there room in your suitcase? :)

Enjoy!

Kathleen

liz said...

sooooo glad you shared this . . . your daughter is very talented - I hope she continues with this - LOVE the painting!!! xoxo - liz

Tete said...

Talented for sure- and let her know it. She can use this the rest of her life and she is only going to get better and better...
Awesome child!
Hugs- Tete

Laurie said...

Ellie is a very talented girl! Did I mention adorable too?
Have a great trip!!! Laurie

GardenGirl said...

Incredible...thanks for sharing! ;)

Thetis said...

This is beautiful! We have a framed drawing Ellie did of her cousin Charlotte. She did it when she was about 11 or 12, and it is perfect.

Thetis said...

We have a framed drawing Ellie did of her cousin Charlotte. She did it when she was about 11 or 12, and it is perfect. She is an amazing artitist and wonderful granddaughter :) :)

Andy's Attic said...

Yes, she is an artist! Hope she keeps persuing various forms of art and finds the one she loves most. Have a great trip and be safe,
Annette

Mitzi said...

What a beautiful girl, and talented too! I hope she keeps pursuing art...you never know where it will take you!

The Attic Girls said...

Your girl is beautiful and so talented! I'm in awe! I still can't believe you walked into my shop today! And thanks a lot for bringing all that rain with you! LOL I'll post about your visit later tonight..I hope we meet again Lisa!

xoxo
Nancy

Lady Jane Vintage said...

Just discovered your blog through my friend Nancy's blog from "The Attic" store. Have added it to my favorites and will check in often! I just started blogging again after a lengthy break. Do you sell on Ebay? If so, let me know your ID! So many good sellers have left so it's great to hook up with any that are left. I sell under "ladyjanevintage":) Jen

Ormolulu said...

Your daughter keeps reinventing herself . . . perfect experience for life ahead. She's very talented and lucky to have such an encouraging family. Your positive influences are in clear evidence, Lisa!

Hugs,

Debi

P.S. Missed you at Ruffles & Rust!

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Your daughter is adorable! You are a good mom to support her dreams! Thank you so much for sharing her art. Love the painting!!!
XO Glad & Cel

Claudia said...
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Claudia said...

Really she is an artist. I love those photos. Your daughter is lovable! You are a good mother to keep fulfill her dreams! Thank you very much for sharing your art. I love painting!
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