Monday, May 4, 2009

Guest Artist

With The Young One's permission, I am posting her winning entry for the Spring Concert Program cover. The first concert was yesterday afternoon, and it was such a thrill to see the finished drawing on the cover and credit given to her inside the program.

I had watched her working on the doe. The Young One was not happy with the shape of the face so she worked and reworked the drawing. The illustration was done in pen and ink. Shading done with pencil since the cover was going to be printed in black and white.

Two years ago, she came as my classroom assistant (aka slave) when I taught a teen workshop during Spring vacation. After she fetched rulers, erasers, pencils, markers and other art supplies, there was nothing else for her to do, so I told her she could sit in on the class. The students learned a quick Uncial (Celtic) script.

I was surprised and pleased to see The Young One used what she had learned in the workshop. She did a great job on the lettering.

I just love the design. The doe and her fawn are so real. The birds holding the banner and the little bird tweeting his heart out make me smile.

Ya done real good, BD. I'm so proud of you.


  1. Beautiful, Young One.

    Kudos, Mom, for being such a great teacher. :)

    should I take it personally that the word verification on this comment is fatter ab?

  2. this is WONDERFUL!!