Yes I am going to brag brag brag about my super talented daughter!
Well I really don't even have to call it bragging it's a matter of fact.
Shelly is an awesome artist.
We have known she was good since she was three even then her childish drawings looked like art.
Any one that knows Shelly knows that if she gets her hands on a piece of paper it will quickly be turned into art.
Shelly has always focused on pencil sketching. She has rarely painted until this year. She is taking IB art class witch is equivalent to a collage art class this year in school.
Her art teacher has really challenged he and has made he on many occasion go beyond her comfort zone as an artist.
In January Shelly was asked to enter some of her art in a contest at the Art History museum in Anchorage.
It was on display with other high school artist in Alaska.
She entered two pieces.
And a Native drum she made.
Shelly thought she had a good chance of winning one of the 3 awards and was very excited about this.
To her surprise and the surprise and delight of her art teacher she one for both of her pieces.
3 weeks ago we went to the museum to watch Shelly accept her awards.
It was very exciting to walk around the museum and see Shelly's art hanging amongst other famous artist.
I was so proud of her and excited for her as an artist to be recognized for her talents.
Before we left the museum that night the museum director pulled me aside a told me something interesting.
She said I want you to know how we chose your daughters art.
There was a group of art majors and art teaches and local artist that sat down and looked at all the art that was accepted.
We did not know who created the art or what school it was from.
She went on to tell me that there complete agreeance on both of here pieces that the artists of these works were exstordanlrly talented and were quite shocked that these were works of a high school seniors.
Then when it was reveled that they were from the same artist they were just in awe that she created 2 different styles of art so splendidly.
She told me before she had become the museum director sh had been an high school art teacher, she said it is rare to see someone so young with such great skills in art as Shelly.
At that moment I was so in Awe of Shelly and so proud to be her mother.