Monday, March 18, 2013

Bragging

My daughter is eighteen, about to graduate from high school, and I am so impressed with her talent that I had to brag a little bit.  Look at this piece she created, just finishing it late last night:
It is a wonderful tribute piece of my mom, her grandma.  I posted pictures in my last post, right after Mom died last month.  My daughter used one of the photos for reference and drew this portrait of Mom in charcoal on vellum  She cut around the image and stitched it over a collage: a swath of Mom's handwriting, a photocopy of of her as a little girl, some old doilies, all on a crumpled paper bag.  I think it is just beautiful.  I'm such a proud mom, and also touched that she honored her grandmother so sweetly.  My daughter is preparing a series of 13 portraits, for a portfolio she hopes will earn her an AP Studio Art credit for next year.  She'll be a freshman in the school of design at KU, in Lawrence, KS in the fall----so FAR away from us in Portland.  I'm going to miss her like crazy.

So glad we'll be able to Skype!!

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful work of art!!! You have every reason to be proud of her.

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  2. Beautiful! Your daughter has surely received her artistic talent from you. Blessings to you both, Patti

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  3. It is beautiful work and surely it's helping her heal. I'm so sorry your Mom passed away.

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  4. This is really beautiful! She did a great job!

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  5. You should brag! I thought that was a photo when I first glanced at it! She is very talented...and what a lovely tribute to her grandmother!

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  6. What a gorgeous piece of artwork!!!! You should be so proud sweet Maggie...you all are so talented!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  7. Oh she is very talented! The apple does not fall far from the tree!! Beautiful work!

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  8. What a lovely tribute to her beautiful grandmother. Your daughter definitely has your talent for art. What a great experience that will be for her in the fall.

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  9. Oh Maggie, this is beautiful and that apple didn't fall far from the tree because she certainly got your artistic talent! How fun to have a daughter that shares your creative spirit!

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  10. Your daughter does wonderful work.

    My daughter headed off to UC Santa Barbara to major in studio art and she never took an art class while she was there. She switched to Poli Sci.

    She is creative and talented, but doesn't use it much because she is too busy socializing. I know that one day she will get back to her creativity.

    Are you in Portland, Oregon or Maine?

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  11. What an amazing tribute piece. Just. Lovely.

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  12. Maggie, that piece is stunning! You should be so proud & touched. Your sweet Momma must be smiling down from Heaven when seeing your talented girls work. And missing her.... Yes but, you'll stay connected & you know how important this is. Holidays will really be special then. Hugs!

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  13. You have a right to be proud. Your daughter is very talented. Me thinks she takes after her mother !! (smile)

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  14. Maggie - this is absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful tribute. Been on a small vacation, back home to Denver...playing catch up on my reading. Hope your Easter is grand - your daughter ROCKS! XOXO Tanya

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  15. Maggie...this is absolutely beautiful. Your girl is VERY VERY talented! I love seeing what can be created thru passion and love. AMAZING!

    Now...about your comment. I laughed OUT LOUD at the bloodhound thing. I truly did. I needed the laugh... You are HYSTERICAL. I have to tell you that things just FIND ME. They do. It's just the most incredible thing. All my friends want to go junking with me but when they do I don't find anything. I tell them it's because they JINXED ME! :) Tee Hee!

    Hugs~Thanks for the smiles. Rebecca

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  16. Maggie, I am so sorry that I didn't know what you have been going through sooner! My heart goes out to you with the passing of your mother. I know it must be so hard to lose both your parents in such a short amount of time. And more changes to come with your daughter going away to college next fall. You will do great even though you will miss her like crazy. And how wonderful that she has your artistic talent. It will be so fun to see how this develops! Big hug to you, Maggie!!! xoxo

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  17. Hey MaggieMae...aka: Incredibly Talented Artist! :) How you be????

    I'm so happy you stopped by to see me today. Your comments ALWAYS make me SMILE!

    Hope you are doing OK since the passing of your Momma...

    xo~Rebecca

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  18. This is very toughing. I just read about your mother and seeing this brings tears to my eyes. Your daughter expressed herself so well!
    She did a beautiful job on her art!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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