I often refer to AmaraLand (the blog) as being my giant digital Grandma Brag book. I have to admit that like any bona fide Grandma I love to brag. Amara really is an exceptional child.
Amara has been taking art lessons every Saturday since she was about 4 years old and she really loves to draw and paint – she even designed the Jog-a-thon t-shirt a few years ago. She also had her artwork exhibited at the local fair!
Now, I need to brag about her most recent art masterpiece! Since Amara’s school doesn’t have an art teacher or art program, it is one of the things the PTA sponsors and they do some amazing things. A couple of months ago the students participated in a special art presentation of a technique called Asian Brush. They created a watercolor painting using tempera paint, paintbrushes and toothpicks to make their own bamboo composition. Students from all grades made their own creations. This was a very hands on activity and students and teachers both had a lot of fun. The teachers each picked two of their favorites to be hung in the media center.
Guess whose picture was picked? Guess what Grandma had to go to school and take a picture of it? Guess who was very proud?