Friday, December 17, 2010

More of Abbie's art.

Someone in this family is very artistic, and the rest of us are not. Where she got her artsy gene is a mystery to us all.

This last semester Abbie took her first painting class, and while she learned a lot, she says she is NOT a painter. At the beginning of the semester each person in the class wrote a list of words that described him/her self. Abbie is fun, different, not peer-dependent (there's a word for that . . . I just can't think of it right now), and fashion-forward, among other things. Then later on they had to write a fictional story or poem using those words. And finally they painted a painting describing themselves.

Here's Abbie's:

Do you see what this is a picture of? Those are all articles of clothing she owns and wears. My word, what must her professor think of me? That I bought my kid green and blue plaid heels and taught her how to balance herself on the edge of a dumpster?

I can't wait to frame this! Yes, I'm serious. I am going to frame this and hang it in my house. It makes me smile and speaks volumes about my awesome daughter.

Be thankful ~



Catherine said...

Besides being well executed, the spirit of whimsy in this painting is just wonderful!

Deb said...

This made me laugh because it is SUCH an accurate representation of Abbie!

NaomiG said...

Oh, my. I LOVE everything about that painting. SO cute!!! And, I want those heels!!!

NaomiG said...

I was talking fashion with my sister today, who was wearing neon green knee socks with stripes on them incidentally, and I showed this to her, and we both decided that (provided we had the money it deserves) we would buy this painting, or at the very least a print of it. It's really cool. Thought I would share, because it's always fun to get compliments. :-)