May 10, 2012

I'm a proud Mama!

 I am a mother of an artist! (I am totally bragging about it)

There are two local public school art exhibits going on right now - one at a gallery on our local university, and the other at a small art gallery downtown. And my son J's art works are at both sites! 
Art is probably his favorite subject. This was his first year having art class and he is absolutely loving it. 
It's one of the reasons why he looks forward to Friday (along with chicken sandwich on hot lunch menu, and having weekend coming so that he can play game with his cousins and all that).

Here is his penguins. 
I love the 2nd guy from left sliding down.  Weeeee!
Each pieces were hand ripped, not cut with scissors, J told me. 
Sounds like fun to me!

And here is his happy smiley lizard guy.
(I sure thought it was chameleon, but...)
Doesn't he make you smile?
Today was "artist reception" at the local art gallery, so we invited his grandma, Papa (a.k.a. grandpa), and grandma-great.  He was explaining to them that, for this piece, he first drew with crayon, then he filled all the white spots with paint. He sounded just like a proud artist would.

Oh, he said both of them took him 4 Fridays to finish, whereas other pieces usually take him 2 or 3 Fridays to finish. So, yeah, they were special ones for him.

I can't wait to display these in my house! I'm thinking making our staircase wall to be art gallery.


Lis said...

These are great! And what a fun way for the schools to get kids excited about art. Miss ya.

Debbie and Bobby said...

Way to go Josh! He is such a great artist!