Happy Easter to everyone! That's come around quickly hasn't it.
Have had some fabaroo news in the past month - Abi has been accepted into the local Art College to do a Fine Arts Diploma, a two year course starting in September. They nigh on bit her hand off and told her she had a place on the course there and then at the interview. They also said her art work, for the piece of work they requested she do specifically for the interview, was the best they had seen so far!
She had to depict one of the five senses in such a way so as not to actually draw the actual sense, iyswim. So if she drew a picture about hearing she couldn't draw the ears. Abi did the sense of sight and did a fantastic piece called 'Rose coloured specs....'. Showing how some people see the world in all its glory but around them there is mayhem. Excuse my watermark all over the pic but its Abi's work and I want it to stay hers - she did give permission for me to show her pic though and I really have to as I am so proud of her. This piece took about 10-12 hours and she used a fair bit of my Prismacolor pencils too - she is now hooked and wants the whole range of these pencils, over 100 is there? So that may be a pressie for her doing well in her exams, which she is predicted to do, bless.
Abi loves doing abstract pieces, and I have really seen this develop over the past few months. Her attention to detail is amazing.
She popped into my craft studio too and borrowed one of my rubber stamps for the little houses on the hill which she then expanded on and developed further. Art and Craft go hand in hand for sure.
I love the whole concept of this piece she has done and I think this is going to have to be one of her pics that we frame.
I am keeping a close eye on my Copic markers as she has shown an interest in using those, lol. The size of the pieces she colours would use all the ink on those I am sure, so they are kept under lock and key in my room, haha. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw how much of my Prismacolor pencils she had used, but I didn't mind really, the piece of work she ended up with was well worth it.... :-)