9.17.2009

The Eye of the Tiger

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Once I mentioned that my two oldest were artists and that we recently discovered that Rae was too. I am still not over the amazement of that discovery. Rae might be over it, what with all her homework (and art gives her the most homework by far) but I am not.
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If you ever took art in school, you may remember doing the grids.
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It works, it really trains the eye (of the tiger).



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When I was in high school we did a self portait using this method. I remember the picture of me that the teacher took to use, my bangs were a mess and I tried to improve on it in my picture. It didn't really work.
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I had the self portrait until about 10 years ago, it was massive and tattered and torn and I decided to throw it out. I wish I had taken a picture first.
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But truth be told, the bangs I tried to fake are imbeded in my mind, so it's as though I do.

.It hasn't even been a year since Rae has put a pencil to paper in this way but she's come a long way.

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And I love it. IloveitIloveitIloveit!
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7 comments:

Sister Black said...

very awesome rae...i'm impressed!
(lo, you are too much of a perfectionist about your work! you were and are a good artist!)

Katie said...

Please tell Rae to stick with this. Even if it's not something she pursues as a career, it will be a great avenue for peace in stressful moments. There is nothing better than creating great art that soothes not only your soul, but those around you. She has great skill and a wonderful eye.

aniC said...

holy cow! that's awesome. i am horrible at art. there is no way i could come close to doing what she did.

dar said...

very impressive... hope she keeps it up, I wish I did

I am LoW said...

Ma- did you just put my name and the word perfect in the same sentence??? Cause those two words don't go together!

Katie- I will and I agree!

AniC- I think so too.

Dar- it's never too late, ya know....

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOW!!!!!!!! That is incredible, so perfect!!!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Are you freakin' serious???? OMGOSH! Amazing.