My brother Adam is a crazy-gifted artist. He always kind of dabbled in it, but who knew he would get this good?? I'm very proud of him. Here's an example of his progression:
|"Great Aunt Sophie" in Junior High (1st place in Old Settlers Art Show---hey hey!)|
|"Green Lady"....at least that's what I call her....sometime last year|
I think he liked it! Such a cool thing to watch someone open a gift that you made for them.
There are few things as rewarding as creating something for someone else. Remember when you were a kid and you colored a picture for your mom? So much love on both sides. There you were, beaming proudly as you hand your mom a multi-colored crayon etching of her. And there was your mom, looking at it as if there was nothing more perfect in all the world...even if it was the tenth one you've given her that day. What a feeling. All that said, consider making something for someone. And if you don't consider yourself "crafty" or artistic, simply do something kind for someone you love. There.
Since this post is mostly pictures, why not throw in one more for the road?
|Hillsboro is special. Ree & Adam circa 1991|