Mama Diaries

Friday, January 24, 2014

Mama Portrait

My twelve-year-old daughter is taking art class at her school.

"Mom," she asked, "can I draw a portrait of you?"

"Um, okay," I said.  I couldn't wait to see this!

I sat down and she began to draw. "Mom, don't move!" she instructed.

Right. I sat, unblinking, while she did her thing. She kept her eyes glued on me, and kept the marker attached to the paper. "I'm doing a contour drawing," she explained. "My teacher says this is the correct way to draw."  

A few minutes later, she was done. "Do you want to see what you look like?"

Did I?

I reluctantly agreed.  This is what she produced:


Don't I look lovely?  Just like the Mona Lisa!

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    1. Looks like something a three-year-old would scribble, doesn't it? LOL!

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  2. Looks just like you!
    (I'm sure that's what you told her.)

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  3. It reminds me a bit of Picasso. :)

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  4. lol wow you have a super power, your eyes can move across your face

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    1. Ha! Yes, I can see even when my eyeballs are floating off to the side of my head!

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    1. I thought so, too. I told her she should frame it and put it in a museum!

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  6. Maybe it's time for a new art teacher.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Do you think? I thought it bore and uncanny resemblance to me - especially the udder-like nose!

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  7. Oh, gosh...so very lovely, indeed! XD

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    1. I think it makes me look like the most beautiful woman in the world! ;0)

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  8. There's something captivating about the eyes (-:

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  9. I agree with those who said - Picasso!! To cheer you up, I nominated you for a super-sweet blog award: http://notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.ca/2014/01/super-sweet.html

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    1. Thank you for the award! That's so nice of you!

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  10. Is it weird that I love it? I actually think it's awesome for doing it the way you described. But I like a lot of that free expressionism in art as well as the Cubist period. :)

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    1. Maybe Picasso did his paintings using the contour method.

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  11. Oh yes, there are great things ahead for this budding artist!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

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    1. Can't wait to see her future creations!

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  12. Your daughter is quite the character and she drew a caricature :) Very flattering, Sherry.

    Gary

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  13. I love it how each of the eyes is telling its own story :PPPP

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    1. Yes. Those eyes are definitely telling a story! LOL!

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  14. Just how you'd expect a mom to look - from a daughter's point of view. You're looking great!

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  15. A perfectly executed contour drawing, from what I remember of (ditching) art class. Hope she got an A+

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  16. I don't know what she got, but it sure was entertaining to see!

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