Art in the family

Posted: March 27, 2014 in Art, Family
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Our younger daughter is a print maker in the making and she’s making them pretty well.  Here are a few of the things she’s done recently. I have to add that if there are any that catch your fancy, they’re all for sale for about $25 or less plus postage. But feel free just to enjoy them and give her any feedback you like via the comment section.  I’ll make sure she sees them.  Her blog is found at

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  1. Leslie says:

    Wow, very nice! The martial arts one appeals to me because of my daughter. The one in blues is very dramatic. My degree is in elem ed and I had to take an art class covering a variety of art expression and make a portfolio of it all. I did really well in wire sculpture (I let my professor keep it…what was I thinking?) but in print making …well, I made a sail boat out of 3 triangles that was pretty much something you find in a coloring book. It struck me as I watched one of my class mates cut out a very detailed picture in innertube that it was certainly a different way of seeing and I just couldn’t be bothered. Wish I had spent a little more effort.

    • The martial arts one comes from her interest in capoiera, a Brazilian martial art. As for art competence, Bill always says that at about four, the girls could both draw better than he. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and for commenting!


  2. ksbeth says:

    wonderful, your daughter is very talented ) beth

  3. menomama3 says:

    The elephant imprint is strikingly simply. And I love the final image of the dog peering and panting at the Chinese caligraphy. I’d buy that!

    • That last one is a large piece and very nice. I like the elephant as well. She gave Bill one of the elephant for Christmas so we have one. If you’re interested in buying one (not pressuring you, just saying), please email me privately. But either way, thanks for your comment.


  4. So much versatility! Her ability to tell a story is well in place. The elephant is my favorite. The lines are so clean and elegant. Well done!

  5. giberson9 says:

    Your daughter has such talent! Very nice!

  6. Gorgeous prints. Different techniques? Print making is cool: cross between the fluidness of painting and the craftsman…a very physical art form. Nicely done!

    • I’m relatively ignorant of most of what she’s doing and since she’s away at school, I don’t always get to see the process, just the results. Printmaking really is very physical and the print making studio is full of machines that resemble medieval instruments of torture! 🙂


  7. M-R says:

    What interests me most in this lot is the one of the dog and the Chinese ( ? ) writing: because it’s a dog, and not a hyena …

    • It’s actually a hyena, M.R., but not so identifiably so that it couldn’t be seen as a dog. She has a number of prints of hyenas, but I only included a few, since most people aren’t interested in them. Don’t know if the writing is Chinese or Japanese, since she studied the latter, and I don’t have a print here to check.

  8. Joyce says:

    She is very talented. They are great pieces of art.

  9. Dear Janet,

    I enjoyed your proud mom post. The last one is my favorite with the hyena. Megan’s very talented and she’s fortunate to have parents who encourage her.



  10. Such talent! I admire people with artistic ability. I never could draw, despite having an artist for a mother.

  11. Imelda says:

    Your family is talented. I especially like the elephant print. 🙂

  12. tedstrutz says:

    Nice prints, MLW… ‘Ron’ is outstanding.

  13. Sarah Ann says:

    Don’t you just hate, I mean love it when talent runs through a family. 🙂 Yours, very jealous of the genes.

    • I think most families have some sort of talent, whether developed or not. When I was little, I could draw pretty well, at least horses, but I never kept it up. Both the girls were very artistic, but didn’t both keep at it. My talent, such as it is, is in writing and photography. 🙂


  14. Your daughter is so very talented–I wish I could draw, paint, etch, etc. I really admire them all. Because I like and took martial arts, the (?pen and ink) of capoeira was really interesting; I liked Ron, the elephant, and the hyena piece a lot as well, FWIW.

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