Friday, March 07, 2008

I Love This Gift!

My super talented sister Alexis drew this portrait of Brady and sent it along with Grandma to Phoenix this week. I am constantly amazed at her talent which involves ALL mediums. She has given me several of her paintings over the years and I'm equally amazed by the time and effort she puts forth into everything she does. Ali, sorry for the yellowy tone (and for the lack of proper 'artist' vocabulary)- this is camera user error on my part and not reflective of your art! This is the picture she worked from and thankfully she removed the food from Brady's face.

I'm so proud of Ali. Her talents are endless and she was recently faced with the dilemma of whether to focus on art or music when she attends Utah State this fall. She received a 5 on her AP art exam as a junior and her perfect pitch gives her an advantage in AP music theory. Oh to have such talents. It just won't be the same when I build her a beautiful spreadsheet one day!

Seriously though, figuring out what to study in school can be brutal. However, I know any choice of Ali's will be met with success. Good luck, sis - you only have three more months of senior-itis ;-)

5 comments:

Jane said...

What a masterpiece! But, really, when the model is THAT cute, you know the picture will be great!

I hope to have an artist do drawings/sketches like that one day of my kids...

Jane said...

p.s. have FUN with grandma visiting!

onceapickle said...

That is such an amazing present! What talent your sister has. And so great of her to share it with you. I love sisters.

Sara said...

WOW! What an incredible gift that you will always treasure! I LOVE portraits that show personality! What a great job she did!

themacmomma said...

Awe, I love that too!
Anyone that can make something look real...just using a pencil or paints... amazes me. My mom and brother are talented in that area and it boggles my mind!
Beautiful artwork!