Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Like Poohpa, Like Granddaughter?

Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember my Dad painting, or drawing or writing. He is very creative and it has been said that us kiddos have taken after our 'ol man in this area. I have to admit, I had fantasies of Art school once upon a time, even started out majoring in the area in college, but quickly got discouraged and switched over to something else. And yes, my sister and I both enjoy writing and journaling, so I guess we do take after my Dad a little bit.

HOWEVER, as I watch my daughter come and go, I have realized that it is SHE who may have inherited my father's talents. That girl has notebook after notebook of stories and poems, is constantly doodling and drawing and is coming home with a painting or two since she is in art class this year. I am proud of her and her creativity. And I know it tickles my dad, aka Poohpa, that he has a creative grandchild. (Actually, he has more than one creative grandchild, my son and nephews are also very creative, but this post is about Kayla. :) )

I know I have showed her artwork in the past, and I am sure there will be loads more showing off to come, but here is her latest. I kinda like it a lot. It is called "Sea Beauty" and it is done with acrylics on canvas.

You may remember that my dad painted me a picture for Christmas. I finally hung it the other day in my bedroom, but since I haven't painted my bedroom walls yet, I will save that picture for another day. However, to remind you of what the picture looked like, here I am at Christmas holding my gift;

Even though my daughter is only 14 and has years of painting and learning her hobby to catch up to her grandpa, I kind of see a similar style in their paintings. What do you think?

I think I see my walls lined with artistic beauty for years to come.


Kristin said...

I love it! I am always in awe of people who can draw and paint. I have NO talent whatsoever in that area! Great job, Kayla!!

Jim said...

La Artiste Kayla,
Your painting makes me want to go to that place and enjoy the beach and the mountain. Good job! Keep it up!

Your Proud Poohpa - Jim-Dad

Kellie said...

That painting of Kayla's is beautiful. She did an excellent job!!!

The one your Dad painted for you is breathtaking.... wow. He truly has a gift!!

I am sure your walls will be so happy with all of that beautiful artwork. Sunshine in your home. :)

Thisisme. said...

They certainly do seem to have very similar styles - I agree! Both paintings are beautiful. I love the colours in Kayla's one. The whole picture reminds me very much of St Lucia.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

We all are instinctively creators! We all have giftings of one kind or another. I love the arts... a good place to invest our hearts!

Keep to it.


Anonymous said...

There's something beautiful about seeing a valuable inheritance passed down like that - those gifts that God puts in us. Simply Beautiful! (the paintings, too - LOL)