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.