My MIL is an artist, not professional but more as a hobby and lilest bean inherited that gene; because for the record there isn't anything 'artsy' about me. I can't even draw a stick figure properly...
So today we went to an art show. My MIL had entered a couple of lilest beans drawings last month and today was the showcase and awards ceremony. We didn't know what she entered just that she had a couple pieces of artwork in the show.
We show up and I see this:
The pic is entitled 'Viking' It won 'Judges' Honorable Mention(the ONLY Judges HM)-I of course am beaming and so proud-we walk around the room then we see this:
That one was entitled 'Lolly Pop' it got a 3rd place ribbon in the Juinor catergory-by this time I have tears welling up in my eyes-for many reasons...my lilest bean, Jess was the youngest in the Juinor cat and she won 2 ribbons.
The Judge- A College Art Teacher- was there and she talks about how important fine Arts are to our youth-then she points out lilest beans Viking pic and says it is "true art-simplicity in the truest sense"...tears are now rolling...Gawd I must be getting ready to be fraggin-it(I) was so emotional...
The ceremony starts and they call her name-I am just so proud,she is of course beat red and didn't even want to go up and claim her CA$H MONEY gift-we had to nudge her..."go Jess they called your name"...3rd place won $15 and a private donation came($20) in for the Viking pic with the Judges Honorable Mention
AH HA I think I see a smile!
By the time I had finished snapping the pic(below) The Owasso High School art Teacher had bought the pic!!!!
I was in shock! Someone bought my babies picture-I started crying again because I WANTED THAT PICTURE! I had NO idea you could purchase the items there-I just figured when the show wrapped on Friday my MIL would pick up Jess's artwork and ribbons and they would safely make it back to my home-I am seriously sick at my tum tum still about this-I actually feel a lil violated-it's weird I know but last yr when my MIL entered her drawing it won an Honorable Mention but it made it home to my MIL's house...
After I am somewhat composed the Art Show curator approached us and wanted to steal lilest bean for pics with the Judge...
So at the ripe ol age of 10yrs and 364 days my lilest bean has had her artwork entered into a show,won ribbons and prize money-part of the money by a private donator AND had her artwork BOUGHT by some art teacher faloozie...I kid I kid she wasn't a faloozie geesh-we actually feel honored that someone thought that much of her work-DAWN IF'n you know this Art Teacher PLEASE tell her if she ever decides to get rid of lilest beans painting-I would like to be the first to know!
There is the PROUD Grandma with lilest bean at the Pryor Art Show-
Middle bean saw lilest bean raking in the money and now is planning to enter next years show as well:
My confession for today: I am so so very PROUD!