Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Artist of the Week: Happy Birthday
This was her from a few weeks ago. It was the fall piano recital and I think she looks so very grown up, no longer my little baby girl. She did a lovely job playing a duet with her teacher. She seems to have quite a knack for playing piano, but it is not her true love.
Drawing is what she wants to do and she does it very well.
The house is littered with her drawings, any scrap of paper is fair game. She also loves to share her pictures as her grandmothers and grandfather have come to learn. Pieces of paper are carefully cut to just the right size for mailing (folding ruins the picture), then she creates a tiny little drawing. Once completed, it is carefully tucked inside the enveloped and mailed.
They are extravagantly illustrated and the sentiment is hand lettered. This particular example is what she gave me on my birthday. This is the inside of the card, the drawing fills up both sides of the page. For you see, cards are only exception to the no folding rule.
If you click on the picture it will take you to the rest of the card (it is its own set on my Flickr account). There you will see the cover and back. The back is noteworthy in that she consistently draws a little flower pot full of blooms on the back of all her cards. It is becoming a sort of trademark for her.
I love her bluebird of happiness. It is such a charming creature and it is just like the artist, my little girl.