I’m going to brag on my daughter for a few minutes. She is a teenager with no formal training.
Let me say that again…no formal art training.
She has taken on this project for her bible teacher to paint a scene depicting portions of the book of Revelation.
For the first time, I have had to joy of seeing her work because the project is home right now, in our formal dining room, during spring break.
She still has a LOT to do, but I am blown away daily at her ability.
She has been working on the four horses, the shield, and last night she penciled in the face of the horseman on the gray horse of death.
This morning I woke up to this.
I don’t even know how she does this. I can’t even imagine how incredible this will be when she is finished!
I’m beginning to get a little salty that we will not be keeping this project!
The horses are bursting out of an open scroll, the 7 seals are split, there’s an angry sky and the earth is on the bottom left as well. And there is a lot of white space which will reveal more surprises as she keeps painting.
I’m just so proud of how hard she’s working on this and I can’t help but wonder if we should be researching art colleges.
She would rather I don’t interrupt her for pictures, but these are memories that must be preserved!!
PS, this is her first experience with oil paints!
Once again, Kaelyn is working some magic with “cakes”…this time for a project for English class at school.
She and her friend worked together to decorate cupcakes, and an African Gray parrot, made out of Rice Krispies and frosting.
The process was fun, but took a lot of time and effort.
At school, they will present the bird with the cupcakes all around the bottom.
I’m happy to report that they did get an “A” on the project. Everyone thought the bird was amazing!!
It is a wonderful thing to have children! It is not always easy, but at the end of the day, no matter what kind of day, I am glad I have them! These are the 3 that call me “mom”. They are all amazing!
Bookworm Boy, Horse Girl, Computer Boy
On the morning of Mother’s Day, Horse Girl got up and fixed an amazing breakfast! I was able to lounge around while she did all the work. What a great kid!
Daughter of my heart:)
It was a delicious Pancake Breakfast, with all the trimmings, and served on the “You Are Special” plate! I felt loved and grateful for good kids that remembered the holiday.
Spring Banquet was this evening! Just want to share a few photos! I helped Horse Girl do her hair and had a great time in the girls’ dorm while everyone got dressed and ready for the evening. My baby girl melted my heart. She looked so beautiful and sweet and girly!
She had to modify the dress a bit to make it pass “dress code”. She made and sewed on the 2-inch straps as well as the rosettes. The finished product didn’t look pieced together at all, but was very classy and it fit her perfectly! She also took off about 6 inches around the hem because it was too long for her. I was so proud of her for doing the work herself, and having a finished dress that looked professionally done!
Checking all our finishing touches before she left the dorm to find her “date”. The Freshman girls all got together for a group photo! These girls will all be 4-year seniors together, so these special events are great bonding moments with some of these friendships having the potential to last a lifetime!
Bookworm Boy took advantage of the free food and activity and went to the banquet without a date. He looked super sharp in his suit and shades.
Horse Girl and her friend, T. They looked adorable together, if I might say so myself!
They had a fun evening. The theme was FBI Banquet, so the cafeteria was decorated like city streets, lights dim, and it looked dark inside of there. I don’t know what the program was like, but was told the food was really good. After the meal, the kids did different activities. Horse Girl and T went to play Lazer Tag.
She made these T-shirts for them to wear. There is a cute story behind the shirts. When he accepted her invitation (it was girls ask guys), they kept it secret for a while and referred to one another as Agent 57 and Agent 83, the code names he had assigned them.
I love that my kids can go to a school that provides activities that create great memories. Just 6 more banquets till graduation! I know time is going to fly!
Prompt: Write a Tanka, a poem based on syllables, 5-7-5-7-7. Usually talks about nature, seasons, love, sadness, or other strong emotions.
DAUGHTER OF MY HEART
Joy and laughter filled the room
Pink rose lips and cheeks
Heart bursting with love for her
Sixteen years the pages turn
Creative is she
All must stop to see her work
Eyes and mouth in awe
Her hands do things one just dreams
Effortless she wows us all
Daughter of my heart
Keeps home and life filled with fun
Bringing joy to all around
My baby girl all grown up
Sunday is spring banquet. Her dress fits her perfectly. I can’t wait to see how beautiful she will look! Of course, I’ll post pictures:)
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Two hours. That’s how long she said she worked on this drawing. Do you recognize who it is?
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