Wednesday, June 16, 2010

May I Brag?

OK. I know bragging isn't a godly thing to do. But if I am not bragging about myself, that's acceptable. Isn't it?
Because my daughter brought home some artwork from school last week, and I cannot help but boast about her talent. I only hope these pictures will do the real thing justice.

First, there's this picture. Elizabeth looked at a picture of herself and drew this one. Then shaded it in with little patterns.
Here's a closer view.

I think this one is amazing, too. Elizabeth admits to tracing the original picture. But then she filled it in with all these little dots. And I am so impressed.
Here's a close-up of this one.
And one more bragging point. Because I'm sure you'd love to see a real picture of this talented young lady.
My little artist got all dolled up Friday night for the big Eighth Grade Dance, and I think she looked gorgeous. Do you agree?

So, that's my girl.
And I love her so much!



Mari said...

Yes - you should brag! She is very talented and beautiful too!

Irritable Mother said...

Mari - Thanks!

happyhome said...

She is beautiful and her artwork is too! Love the pointillism technique she used on the horse. What a talented young lady...brag away mom!

Hope you're having a great summer. Not being on FB is making me a feel a bit out of touch, but I'm getting a lot mor done! Hugs and red cardinals!

Irritable Mother said...

Angela - There was a little cardinal perched on the phone line right outside my window this morning. And I prayed for you!

Patricia/NYC said...

What a beautiful girl!!

And, TALENTED!!! (You know I'm a middle school art teacher, right?) That self portrait is AMAZING!!!! Keep up the great work, Elizabeth!!

Thanks for sharing these, Karen, I LOVE looking at artwork by kids!! :)


Jennifer said...

Those are great! She is very talented. Thank you for sharing them. It always amazes me what some kids are capable of and I think we need to celebrate it.

On Purpose said...

A mom is supposed to brag! And she is definitely worth bragging over...she is beautiful inside and out. And what talent she has. My favorite is the one of herself!

Irritable Mother said...

Patricia - Then you would be Elizabeth's favorite teacher. She LOVES art class.
Can you tell? *grin*

Jennifer - Yes, I think celebrating our kids is a very good thing to do.

Nichole - Thanks for the permission. *wink*
She is indeed beautiful inside and out. What a gift God has given me in her!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

WOW!! God has blessed her with talent AND looks!! :o) It's amazing how people see things and I love when I get to experience other's worlds when looking at their art.

She's something else and you have every right to brag!!

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - Thanks. It's fun when other people see the same things I see in my daughter. *grin*

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and talented young lady! Thanks for sharing and for being such a good "MOM"!!

Blessings and much Joy,
Debby Ann

Sara K. said...

I absolutely love the patterned self-portrait she did -- that is SO COOL!! I would love to learn how she did it -- that kind of thing is right up my alley. I think she should frame this and keep it -- you could hang something like this in your living room or family room! Elizabeth looks like a very lovely young lady -- and she is very talented indeed! Brag away, Mom! :)

Irritable Mother said...

Debby Ann - I think she is, too!

Sara - Ya know? I do need some artwork on my walls...

gianna said...

It's beautiful!
She's beautiful!
I would be so proud, too!
I once posted about isaiah 6 about how the seraphins talked to each other about God and how that speaking to each other sometimes spoke more truthfully about what we think of God than to him. So that's all you are doing. You're telling us all about Elizabeth because you really mean it!

O Mom said...

Only have a few moments to be on the computer, but I had to catch up with you (your posts)
Thanks for encouragement and your daughter is so cute!!

AmberRay said...

Very talented and beautiful. I bragged about my oldest son not too long ago.

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - I really do mean it. *grin*

O Mom - So glad you stopped by. I've missed you!

AmberRay - Thank you. I think it's good to brag on our kids. *wink*

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

So, I think thaqt girl has talent!!! Wow!! Thanks for sharing with us. She looked adorable. Wow!!


luvmy4sons said...

You most certainly can brag and with good reason. Wow. You have a wonderful daughter. What a blessing!

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Talent, yes. And clearly a gift from God - cuz she sure didn't get it from me!

Leslie - Thank you.

Mariel said...

talent and beauty...sounds like an Esther! You SHOULD be proud!! great art work!

Irritable Mother said...

Mariel - :) Thank you.

The Voogts said...

Yes, it's ok to brag...the artwork is beautiful! She is very talented. And she looks so nice all dressed up for her dance. Daughters are wonderful, aren't they? :)

Irritable Mother said...

Mary - Yes. Daughters are wonderful.
Especially now that she's a teenager and getting all hormonal, and stuff.
Many would think I'm crazy to make that statement, but Elizabeth and I are able to laugh with one another when one of us is teary due to hormones. We understand each other. And it's great. *grin*