Saturday, August 1, 2009

Budding Artist



The other evening Chesapeake Bay Daughter and I went to the beach. Normally we don't venture out past three or four o'clock, lest we turn into pumpkins or something, but we were bored. So around five o'clock we sallied forth.

Here is the most wonderful daughter ever invented in search of sea glass, crab shells, oyster shells and driftwood for her art projects. (Also, if you click on the image you'll be able to see Wolf Trap Light way off in the background as well as an osprey's nest at the end of the wall.)

Chesapeake Bay Daughter is slowly but surely turning into a little artist. In addition to making beautiful crafts out of treasures washed ashore, she is beginning to recognize and point out potential photos of objects or scenes, mostly close-ups of things that most people would overlook. She's starting to compose pictures even though she doesn't own a camera.

Chesapeake Bay Mother and CB Baby Sister are very gifted artists who grossly underestimate their abilities. I'm starting to think that CB Daughter is following closely in their footsteps, and I couldn't be happier.

p.s. You should see her on the soccer field and the basketball court. Unstoppable.

(Happy August.)

17 comments:

TSannie said...

Proud mama or what?? Very nice.

foolery said...

Not surprised in the least. She comes from a family who seems to think and feel things deeply.

AND she's smart as a whip!

Annie said...

And a Happy August to you too!

What a lovely clever and talented daughter you have. Would love to see some of her art creations, if she would allow us?

That osprey nest is amazing!

Do I hear a hint of a camera as a present in the near future?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Country Girl said...

Lovely. It's a shame I didn't get any photos of her. The two I took were so blurry. (It happens sometimes).
She comes from a talented family, I'd say. Good for her!!

Pueblo girl said...

How nice, too, to hear of a kid using real things that she finds to create with, instead of some expensive, artificial kit or program which claims to stimulate creativity.

Living on the Spit said...

Art through the eyes of a child is always so special and pure. I am sure you will keep on encouraging her to see the beauty in all things.

nativedevil said...

Nice to see your daughter. It's a great picture, so clear. What is the object in the background--a lighthouse, refinery,???
Also, don't under-estimate your contributions to her artistic side.

Daryl said...

Happy August .. and Happy Beginning of Football season .. dont ask .. now go get her a camera ... I highly recommend any of Olympus Stylus series, they are durable and inexpensive and most importantly they have a good lens . so what ever she composes will look good ..

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Awesome! I saw some samplings of her work while I was there...oh yeah! And what a beauty!

It's August already???

Grandma J said...

Your daughter and your mother are both delightful, funny and talented. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of meeting them. Baby sis was too.

tj said...

...Ah yes, goes to show the lovely apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. ;o) In my neck of the woods it's nuts. Yep, around here the nuts don't fall very far from the tree...*sigh* :o/

...She's very pretty CBW... :o)

...Blessings...

Big Hair Envy said...

I saw samplings of CBD's art scattered about your home....beautiful!! It's really not fair that so much talent and beauty was given to one family;)

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I'm not suprised to read this.
Did she put together any of the coastal themed arrangements you had at your place when we were there for BlogFest?

Tell CBD hello from another shore-artist. There's no end to the interesting things you can put together with seashells, sea glass and driftwood!

Karen Deborah said...

awhhh isn't it wonderful to have pride and joy in your children?

Grandma J said...

I would love a little tree dna in my genes. Not that I'm unhappy, I just can't tread water for three days straight.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Not to mention, she's a good writer with a wicked sense of humor. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you too much all you bloggers1

Happy August to you all!

sigh* the school year is creeping closer and closer....

From,
CBD