Maggie is our artist in residence. She love to draw Anime type things but, she also paints. She wants to paint some more so we are looking into helping her out with that more. One of the many wonderful things about our type of un/homeschooling is letting our kids find their passion. This is Maggie's passion.
She had her first art show yesterday. She sold my favorite painting for $10 to my cousin and her boyfriend. My cousin is a strong supporter of my kids. Although, she is blind she came over 150 miles round trip to support Maggie. She loves all my kids and is an Auntie to them. I feel like crying right now.
Maggie was so proud she made some money but, kind of sad to see something that had been hanging on our wall go. Quiet honestly, I wanted to keep that painting. Knowing how shy Maggie is and critical on her work even at six years old I held my tongue. She told me last night, "Mom one day I want my art to hang in an art museum." My heart melted and all the fits, moods and what not became worth it.
She also was given several gifts of art supplies. She was supprised and greatful of those things. Our friends Karl and Liz brought her flowers which she loved.
I say help your kids discover their passion and give them the gift of encouragement!
"Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people."
- John F. Kennedy
"So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering."
Love and Colored Walls,