Wednesday, October 17, 2012

to live a creative life

I was in an art gallery in Asheville, NC when I took a photo of this quote on a wall. I added a few bells and whistles to it.


Regarding a creative life, my daughter is studying art there in Asheville and I thought I would share some of her artwork. Not that I’m partial or anything . . .

Do you remember Willie, Sebastian’s friend from this post?


This is the beginning of a sketch she made of him from the side. This is very rough compared to the final but I like the looseness of this drawing. It only took her a few minutes. That’s one talent I wish I had.


Here she is in the process. I love this photo of her so focused.


This piece is from an Art History class – a shrine – but I’m not sure what the assignment was specifically.


Now she is using it as inspiration for a print in her printmaking class.


This is a plate she created from a drawing she did for one of her first assignments in printmaking.


And below is a print from that plate. The process still has me a bit baffled. It’s like trying to understand the ins and outs of computers. As long as someone is there to explain it as they go along, I can get my head around it but if I try to tell someone else how it’s done, I’m completely at a loss.


Thankfully, it’s not something I have to know to appreciate the work!



  1. I love that saying and have had it plastered in my mind for years. Your daughter is beautiful and has a great talent.

    1. Hi Kays Kids,

      I have so many favorite quotes but this one was fairly new to me.

      Thank you so much - and of course, I agree with you. Wish I could take credit but alas, not my doing! :)


  2. I saw something similar to that last piece at an art show in Nashville.
    I'm the same, I can set my computer and printer up to scan but cannot explain how I do it to Honey Bear. I forget since I don't do it often and have to figure it out as I go.
    I can see your Daughter gets her artistic ability from her Mom.
    Mama Bear

    1. Hi Love Bears All Things,

      That's really interesting that you saw a similar piece. It's not only artist bears that have similarities I guess!

      Thanks so much!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your daughter's artwork, Ginger. She is really VERY talented!! You have very good reason to be partial to her work.

    Heaps of Hugs,

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Aren't you sweet! Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing where she goes with all of it.


  4. Oooh, I love her quick skeleton sketch and that shrine, those little skulls are so lovely!

    Absolutely amazing stuff! Your daughter is so talented.
    Heaven forbid she ever start making bears... I might as well just send my paycheck to your family then. -_-

    1. Hi Heather,

      Would you believe that those skulls started out as those tiny dime store babies? I guess we Brames love a makeover! Ha ha!

      You are so funny! (BTW, she did make a bear and it was really charming! She kept it for herself - I would have too!)

      Thank you!

    2. Do you have a picture of her bear? I think Sebastian should visit. :)

    3. Hi Heather,

      I'll have to go back through the files and see if I can find one. It was several years ago when she made it. Her first wone was so much better than my first 100!


  5. She's definitely your daughter with those skills, fab work :o)

  6. Your daughter is clearly a talented person.


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