I admire the work of true artists. Some of the blog friends I have met through the last few months are so creative with their art. I, however, have not been blessed with such talent. It was obvious early in my life that I should not pursue a career in art. I would never make a living at it - no one would buy what I offered for sale. But I did try to share my view of life and the world around me. I did try to portray what my young mind saw. Here are a few of my not-award-winning pieces. A portrait of my mother obviously showed how I viewed her. While my perspective was off by a long-shot my view of her was right! A mother with a big smile. Notice that she is just head - with a BIG smile - and legs. And her purse!
It didn't get better as time passed. The following year - in First Grade - I missed a few important details. Like the shape of the spots on cows. By the time I was in Second Grade no hidden talent suddenly surfaced. One of the favorites that my dear mother saved was my rendition of 'The Shepherds'. She always thought the shepherd on the left looked like George Washington. I have to agree.Interestingly enough, there are talented artists in my family. My grandmother and my aunt were very good. My cousin offers his work for sale in galleries near his home. They were gifted with the enviable ability to translate what they saw - with their eyes or their imaginations - into works of grace and beauty. I did inherit artistic, creative talents. Mine are in music. I'm very happy with that.
Your drawings are priceless! Yes, that shepherd does look like George Washington. Your music is definately an art. We are all blessed with our artistic talents in different ways. Unfortunaltely, I'm still looking for mine ~ LOL!ReplyDelete
The drawings put a smile on my face! I am called the hummer...I cant sing a note!!lol, unless Im in the car by myself...oh!THEN I can SING!!Have a great day! LaurieReplyDelete
I believe I've seen some art that is not NEARLY as good as your drawings on display in galleries. All you're missing is the big, fancy frame and a brass name plate!ReplyDelete
Aww...I think your drawings are precious! I'm so glad you kept these wonderful childhood keepsakes!ReplyDelete
All those drawings are so cute!! How sweet that your mother kept them all this time! Priceless!ReplyDelete
P.S. - I'm answering questions on my blog this week!
Awww how sweet.. I love the kitty.ReplyDelete
I love the drawings too..how cute that your mom saved them. It reminded me of my son's drawings when he was small, but actually, he was quite good. Maybe sometimes too good. He once drew a picture of me, very correct, and proceeded to show it to me and about 3 pews around us at church! A memory I will always keep also!ReplyDelete
Love all your drawings..how wonderful to have such memories to see and smile! And lucky you to be talented in the music department! A true creative art as well!!ReplyDelete
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...ReplyDelete
personally I think one of these would look very cute framed and hanging in your family room...
I used to have a picture like one of these that my grandson drew hanging in my office...
What priceless works of art your Mother kept! The true value of art is how it makes us feel and your drawings and story make me feel warm and fuzzy :-) RosieReplyDelete
Oh I love your drawings....or the fact that your mother kept them and labeled them. Oh, thank you for this post, as I still have time to do this for my boys. Made my eyes tear up!
I love your drawings! I think they are great!ReplyDelete
I "happened" on your blog and was so thrilled to find a fellow artist ;-) LOL!!! Your art work looks so much like mine!! :-)ReplyDelete
Seriously speaking, what a blessing to find you! God bless you!!!!
This is so great that you still have them--what a treasure!ReplyDelete
Adrienne, these are wonderful drawings with sweet memories!ReplyDelete
Thanks for coming by. I do think I could vacumn them. My wood blinds are so hard to clean. I have to replace some of the blinds so why not. I will be priceing. Well let you know, and would LOVE to have you to shop with.ReplyDelete
Those are cute pictures. I think you did well for your age. I never could draw either. I'm with you and the love of music.ReplyDelete
Adrienne, I think your childhood drawings are so adorable! I just love childrens art and have some sweet things my own girls drew that make me smile each time I see them. And that is what art really is, something to enjoy and that makes us happy. To say you are not an artist, well, you have made us all smile with your art so I guess I would disagree!ReplyDelete
I love your artwork and it made me smile and think back to my childhood art. Thanks for sharing such sweet pieces!ReplyDelete
How cute. I save my children's drawings and write on them too. xoRachelReplyDelete
When I come here I get carried away in that music and forget what I was going to say!! I love it!ReplyDelete
I also think there is nothing more precious than children's artwork, especially my grandchildren's art on my fridge! :o) I love yours too. It shows exactly what you wanted it to! I've seen much worse that people sell as art!!LOL
Thank you so much for your prayers and encouraging words!
Love and Hugs,
What fun to still have these. I have always been artistic but am unable to play an instrument or read music. I would love to do that.ReplyDelete
You certianly have a great collection of minatures. Thanks for stopping by. My latest Terry MacAlmon is his latest I believe.
I'm smiling! Such treasures!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend, Adrienne!