the emerging artist

26 Oct the emerging artist

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Take note, readers. These pieces I’m about to show you are going to be worth big money someday. Our budding artist works in mixed media and loves to layer her colors. You can see the intensity of emotion in each piece.

First up, from her greeting card series. Send her a card (any occasion will do) and she’ll transform it into something like this:

I think it’s even more valuable because she sleeps with it. I dare say, not many artists sleep with their work under their pillows… And then, over the course of several days, she adds more layers to it. “It’s not finished yet, Mommy” she tells me.

Is art ever really “finished”?

Next, we have a more delicate piece from her watercolor series. When given a whole tray of various colors to work with, she often chooses just one and creates a lovely monochromatic landscape:

…Now, for a special treat. I let B paint with my acrylics on canvas, and she narrated the whole experience for me, so I can bring you an expert interpretation of her work. I hope you feel as honored as I do to have such a rare peek into the creative mind.

Yes, Dora and Boots are in the painting. I guess I didn’t realize how much she still misses them. She barely mentions them anymore. Maybe this painting was therapeutic for her.

2 Comments
  • Sarah Buttenwieser
    Posted at 02:41h, 27 October Reply

    Loving your daughter!

  • Gina
    Posted at 03:10h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks, Sarah! I’ve been enjoying reading your blog too.

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