Sunday, October 18, 2009


Since she was a toddler, my oldest child, a third grader, has had a profound interest in all things artistic. She used to claim to want to be an illustrator when she grows up. But these days she simply wants to be an artist. Now I had mentioned in an earlier post that I have always had an interest in the arts. Specifically with drawing, painting and photography. I , admittedly, have had no formal training. My college major was in the field of instrumental music performance. While visiting another blog site recently I was fascinated by a sidebar post in which the author wrote about their "Bucket List". Just like the movie, it contained all of the owners unrealized dreams. To be an accomplished artist would be at the top of my bucket list if I had one. When I restructured my blog site recently some of you may remember that I added "My Art Endeavors" as a gadget in my sidebar. It contains photos of a few paintings which I have done in the past. A few are replica's of works done by accomplished painters which I have given credit to in the gallery. But my newest work of art was done in collaboration with my daughter on a rainy day recently. We picked a photo of a painting in an old magazine we found laying around the house. The painting (shown above-left) is titled "Whisper in the Garden" by an artist J. Michael Kennedy using oil on canvas. I had to take a photograph of it in order to use it in my blog and it is slightly blurred. I tried several times to get it to come out clear, but nothin doin'. You can see the replica versions , one by my daughter and one by myself , in the sidebar. Unlike the original artist however, we used watercolors. Your comments are welcomed on our little project. Who knows, maybe someday one or the other of us will have artwork displayed on walls other than our own.

To one he gave five talents; to another, two; and to another,
one--to each according to his own ability. Then he went on a journey.
MATTHEW 25 : 15


  1. Your daughter has got your talent. They are all lovely to look at. Keep it up!

  2. wow, like mother like daughter, there's certainly a little Picasso in the making there.. have fun , be happy.

    BM (ps Thank you for your comments)

  3. I love paintings and photography, and usually the best one's turn out completely by accident! There is certainly some talent here! Just keep on painting, and one day you will find your medium. I love the simple things, and these paintings are really great! Keep up the good work!
    Thanks for following, and I have returned the favour, so I'll be back to check regular!

  4. Yeah,both of you make it fine.Keep on ! My best wishes Sannitta