Charlie girl is full of free spirit in so many ways. She wants to do only what she wants to do when she wants to do it, and no more. Ever. She is a force to be reckoned with. She and Camille both said they wanted to apply for talented art around the same time last year. They both completed their portfolios this week. There were challenges with each of them, but especially in motivating Charlie. I should know by now what makes her tick, but I just don't. I lose my patience and so does she. I did learn towards the end to bribe her with "friend" time in order to wrap this up. She was initially unteachable, but became more and more open as we went through the process. Reflecting back on the experience makes me realize just how much she grew throughout. I am so proud of the way she changed and jumped over several hurdles. She is really hard on herself and tries not to let others see. Well I see, and I feel you kid. Me too babe, me too.
SkatingI love to skate!
The Heart of Te Fiti
(not her intent, but we realized after it was finished)
Clay collected from Mae Mae's yard, wet, and formed into a bowl that was set in the sun to dry. Clay bowl
We discussed lighting and composition for a long time. She took several photos of the pears she set up in different ways. Then she finalized in post processing on the computer. (She definitely didn't love the computer side of it, but she thoroughly enjoyed the photographing.) The beginnings of cobbler cake
The Way I See
Flower painting made using cut up, recycled materials
The way I see
This one is so simple, yet so wonderful.
Chalk pastels Charlie
Made by hammering real flowers onto watercolor paper. Charlie
Acrylic on canvas
Acrylic on canvas
Color Pencils on paper
Pi, Pi, mathematical pi. 3.14159pi (sing to the tune of American Pie)
Oil pastels and graphite
Double Whew! 2 kids in TAP, 2 applying. I get another 2 years (at least) before the next kid asks. If she doesn't, that's ok. However, she already has a pretty good eye. I may have to encourage Denis to do the pushing with her when the time comes.