Monday, March 10, 2008

Child 1 - Now with photos!

Child 1, bless it, was our training child, the one we made all of our mistakes on - at least in theory. Actually it spoiled us rotten by being a remarkably easy and pleasant kid, something we falsely attributed to our mad parenting skilz.

This year it has startled me by suddenly becoming a creative and accomplished artist. It is taking ceramics, and has been steadily filling up a shelf with a variety of pots and bowls. They are very nice pots and bowls of course, and I like them a great deal but they pale in comparison with the sculpture Child has been doing.


There is the charming and insouciant frog I got for Christmas, the small decorated bust it gave me for my birthday, and the impressionistic mermaid that belongs to Child 2 now.

I realize I could be suspected of bias when I report that the stuff Child has been making is, quite simply, brilliant, but this weekend my intelligent opinion was fully confirmed. Child won first place in a city-wide juried art show for area high schools.

As always Child, you amaze me.

Happy birthday.

Images (more to come)


Isn't that the coolest frog?

8 comments:

Momma Em said...

I vote for a picture or two of the art in question.

wheelsonthebus said...

Isn't it nice when they just blow you away?

For Kirk said...

I'll definitely post pictures but... first I have to remember to bring the camera with me to work (for the frog), AND get pictures at home (bust and mermaid) and then we have to wait until the award winning one comes back from the art show and is released by her teacher so it might take a leeeetle longer than I'd like!

child2 said...

erm...she gave child three an amazing yoga man...

Anonymous said...

It's lovely. Very nice glaze too. Any chance of a photo of the prize winning piece in the juried art show?

For Kirk said...

Yes! Although the show is still on-going so we won't get the piece back to photograph it until April.

SA said...

It's a fabulous frog -- in fact it makes you wonder what she could accomplish for her extended family .... hint, hint. Love from, SA

Child 1 said...

I love my fans...