Thursday, February 01, 2007

My Creative Daughter

Back when my daughter was in preschool, she was asked to paint a picture. Now, like most kid’s paintings, what we think their paintings are about, is often a far cry from what they really are about. When I look at this painting, I cannot recall what would have been described here and I have no doubt that my daughter would not recall either. I can only assume however that each of these people in the painting were Mommy, Daddy, herself and baby brother. Maybe that red guy with the green head was our dog at the time… Who knows!

My daughter always had an artistic flare. Over the years when the drawings and paintings were shoved into a drawer or thrown in the back of a closet, I managed to retrieve them and scan them. I now have many of my daughter’s creations. One day, I plan to present them to her as a reminder of how creative she was as a little girl.

It has been a long time since she last painted with paints or drawn with pencils. She now exercises her creative flare via her computer Wacom Tablet where her creations show up on her computer screen. She is still a very creative individual and her computer sketches and paintings are still outstanding, in my estimation (I know…I am bragging!) but I still miss collecting her creativity without the computer.

Lately, she doesn’t have the time to draw and paint since she is in college and is burdened within her program but fortunately, she is in a program where she can be her creative self … only this time it is in a different forum. She is currently in a Film and Television Production program. I have seen some of her video creations and am very proud of her! I have no doubt that her creativity will continue to flourish.

I am very glad that her mother and I encouraged her to reach beyond all expectations and follow her dream of creativity and I look forward to watching her comtinue to flourish into that creative adult that she is so quickly becomming!

Congratulations Sweetheart! Take the world by storm!


Cheryl said...

I am so glad I found your blog. It has quickly become one of my favorites. You are a gifted storyteller, and you leave such thoughful replys to all the people who visit here. I hope you don't mind if I add a link to you on my blog.

You sound very proud of your daughter. I'm sure she feels the same way about you.

CSL said...

Nice colors! It's a joy to watch your children's art develop. I just have to show you this post from last year.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

You have every reason to be proud. Go hug your daughter.

P.S. regret to tell you, that I finally got to your email and headstone photo but the computer says the attachment is missing. I still have to clear more space in my account. After I have done so, I'll ask you to resend it, if you don't mind. Cheers

susan said...

What a wonderful gift that will be for your daughter when the time is right.

She sounds like a great kid.

Sunil Parmar said...

It's very creative indeed!~My wishes for your daughter. May she excel in her field.:)

Dave said...

Hi Cheryl!... I am glad that you enjoy my blog. We know when we have succeeded in blogging when others appreciate what we write...

"Yes." I am a very proud father. Take care Cheryl!

Hi csl!...I checked out that post of yours... Quite the artist you have there. It is amazing what we can discover about our children simply by observing their creativity.

Hi LGS... Take your time ... I still have it and will send it at your convenience.

By the way... It is ironic that you should offer to help me in my family search as most of them are from India as they are Anglo-Indian. If I ever need any help and am stuck, I will pick your brains. Thanks for everything LGS!

Hi Susan!... It will be a memorable gift for sure! To me, she sure is a great kid!

Hi Sunil!... I see you put on another shirt... Is it cold over there? :-) Thanks for your wishes for my daughter! Much appreciated! :-)

Beth said...

You sound like a very proud father, and I love that. So many times, men are afraid to express what they feel about their kids, but you're not and that is so refreshing.

She is a very lucky girl to have you for a father.

Becky Wolfe said...

You are a proud papa! Your daughter should be honored that you cherish her talents & creativity & encourage them. I find creativity is so stifled in this day age and that 'reality' is emphasized too often. Good for her for pursuing a creative field! Good for you for being so proud!

montidogeo said...

Great post Dave. Our children are the one gift we give to the rest of the world. But they grow up fast !!

Anonymous said...

She's a lucky girl! My parents were to busy making ends meet to think anything good could come from creativity.

Jazz said...

So Dave, tell me, is your daughter going to be horrifically embarassed you posted this? Though getting all her artwork together will be an awesome gift.

Oh, by the way, I've tagged you. 'Cause you're a teacher. And I'm into annoying teachers today since I never did as a kid. So, Tag! you're it!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

You can definitely see the talent in that picture. Good for you for encouraging her creativity!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...

I am glad to see that you are another proud parent...makes me not feel so guilty bragging on my kids.

I love how little kids creativity and awakening develope through art work. I still have boxes of "projects" my kids did when they were little. I love to go through them and hear them tell me now what they were thinking at the time. So sweet.

Dave said...

Hi Beth!...Yepper, I am a very proud father... :-) Thank for your kinds words.

Thanks Becky!... She sometimes drives me crazy but I love her very much! :-)

Hi Montidogeo!... "Ain't" that the truth! Our heritage... Take care! And great post the other day! :-)

Hi Proxima!... Sometimes all a person needs is someone to help draw out their creativity in order for it to flourish.

Hi Jazz!... Naw, my daughter will never know as nobody knows I blog. I feel that this way I can write without worry about anything I say. Now if she did know, she wouldn't mind as she is a "ham" for attention... LOL

By the way... What am I being tagged for??? :-)

Thanks whimsicalnbrainpan!...Nice to meet you! :-)

Hi Trish...Nice to meet you... Their creative arts sure brings back good memories...Don't they!

Beth said...

Tit for tat. You checked out my blog - I've checked out yours. I'm impressed.
Your daughter's painting looks remarkably like one my son did in kindergarten (at least the figures of the people do.) I framed his and it's hanging in our family room. I think it's as good as most impressionist art I've seen.
Nice to read a post from a proud father.

Janice said...

How wonderful Dave that you support your children's endeavors with so much love and zeal...especially in the area of the arts. Your daughter must be as proud of you as you are of her. This was a delightful post to read tonight!