Thursday, April 13, 2017

BURSTING WITH PRIDE

     Some people - like my amazing 21-year-old daughter - are born with a gift.   And a smaller subset of those people - like my daughter - decide they want to use that gift to make the world a better place.  Amy plans to be an art therapist.
     This is her art-school junior-year thesis project, based on the Herman Melville story, Bartleby the Scrivener.  Her work is on display here at her school's show.


    

13 comments:

  1. Congrats to Amy and to you! The art looks fascinating! I believe when things get dire, art (and poetry and music and song!) are the answers.

    All the very best for the future,

    Nila.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nila! I know you can relate to seeing your child on the cusp of adulthood and praying for her/his success. And I totally agree: in dark times, we need the arts more than ever. Love, Susan

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! And thank you for being such a sympathetic ear during the long, long process!!

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  3. I love this, Susan! Your daughter's work is stunning, and I love that it's based on Bartleby--- one of my favorite stories!

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    1. Side note: This is Jody btw. Realized after I posted the comment above that I was logged into a different blogger account :/

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    2. Thank you so much, Jody! It's mixed media - part collage, part drawing - and IMHO, that really makes it pop. Hope to hear some good news about your kids soon!! I'm sure you have some!

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  4. WOW!! What an amazing talent and a wonderful daughter. Doing something that one enjoys and sharing with the world in order to make someone else's life better is so fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicola! It's heartwarming to get such lovely responses to my bragging!

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  5. Art therapist. How cool! I don't even know what all that entails, but I'm going to have to research it now.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! As I understand it, it's basically a way to get people to express whatever life issues they're having through art rather than words. But please do look it up so you can get a better explanation!

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    1. Indeed she is. But are you sure you're not slightly biased, being her dad and all???

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