Archive for February, 2008

Show and tell.

My daughter has been taking art lessons since the beginning of the school year.  She’s always shown a real love for drawing and coloring and painting, etc… so when she fizzled out on the dance lessons, we decided this may be more her speed.  And she loves it.  She’s been very excited about going and learning new techniques.  Also, she’s very excited to go use all the paints and such that I don’t like to have her running around the house with.  (I’m also excited, because I don’t have to clean any of it up!)

 She had her first art show a few weeks ago.   Her teacher had set up all of the students work in the studio, and invited everyone to come for a viewing.  I was really surprised by the four pictures my daughter did, because I hadn’t seen them before.  The pictures, done mostly in oil pastels, were amazing.  And while I had brought my camera, intending to take pictures of all her work while it was on display, the batteries in the camera died on me, and I only got one picture:


(Not bad for a six year old, huh.) 

If you want to see the rest, I’m afraid you’ll just have to come visit. I’m going to frame them and find a place to display all of her work somewhere in this tiny house. I better find a big space, because I have a feeling we’re going to end up with a full gallery’s worth by the time she’s through.


And now — because I never pass up an opportunity to show off my kids — here they are before going to the art show: