Sunday, March 30, 2008

One Proud Mama!

I am still bursting with pride for Ashlyn this weekend. Out of all of the kindergarten students at her elementary school, she was one of four students whose art project was chosen from the art director to be on display at the "Celebrate the Arts" exhibition this weekend at the high school with all grades from kindergarten to seniors. Imagine my excitement when I received the letter that her work had been chosen! I couldn't have been more proud, and being that it was an art piece made me even more excited. All of those countless hours we spent together painting, drawing, scrap booking, and doing crafts paid off. She does so well in her art class, and the teacher is amazing too. Every time she brings home something she has made, I am just in awe at what these kindergarteners are doing in class now! I just can't believe it, and that my baby is such an amazing little artist already at such a young age. This is the second time already that she has been noticed for her artwork.

The art show began Friday evening, and my parents and Doug's Mom and step dad came up so that they could all see her exhibit. Doug and I had not seen her work before the show, so it was a surprise to all of us. She did an oil pastel piece of the ocean with starfish, a turtle, and a sting ray in the water with Memphis on the beach. I just couldn't get over her detail of everything even down to the sea weed on the bottom. She was so proud describing her work to us. I couldn't be a more proud Mommy either. I think I have been beaming all weekend (actually, since I first got the letter!).

I have a couple of pieces that I have done over the last few days and will post them within the next couple of days. I just don't want to take anything away from her special post.

I am taking an online painting class from Paulette Insall called "All About Faces" that starts tomorrow. I am so excited, I cannot wait. I have been admiring her work for some time now, and am thrilled to be able to take her class and learn from such a great artist. If you are not familiar with her work, you should check her out - her work is amazing!

Well I am ready to enjoy a little quiet time with my husband before the crazy week starts now that the girls are asleep.