Monday, February 9, 2009

Budding artist

I took Anna to the Mount Dora art festival on Sunday and she had such a great time!
It was her choice to go, since she'd spent her entire Saturday following us around to Connor's Cub Scout Pushmobile race and then his baseball practice and then working on a school project until bedtime. I thought she needed a break to just do something she wanted to do.

When we got there, I told her, just go wherever you want, I'll follow. Stop in and look at anything you see that interests you and don't be afraid to ask the artists questions about their work. So she did. She really gravitated toward the photography, especially the nature photographs. She looked so carefully and intently. She really knew what she liked and what worked in each piece. She also liked the folk art a lot. If I was one of the artists that she stopped in at, I would have been so flattered by her attention to the details. It was a happy moment.

She's a very promising photographer herself. Here's one of her photos that she took with her little Kodak digital last month. I thought it was quite nice, for a 10 year old.

~Cow Birds at Lake Eola~

2 comments:

angelinabeadalina said...

Anna, that's a very nice picture of the cowbirds. I really like the way you've "framed" this picture, too. The branches in the water and the tree rising up the right side make a cozy spot for the birds and balances the expanse of rippling water in the upper left quadrant. Heehee, what a lot of words, but I thought you'd be interested to know what parts of your picture really captured someone's eye :)

Laurie Whitney - Mermaid Glass said...

Thanks so much, Angie. Anna read your post and was so flattered that you took the time to really look at her picture and comment on it. Kudo's on making an 11-year old fan!

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