Michael Is An Artist…Who Knew?!

Last night we went to Literary Night at the kids’ school, East Literature Magnet School. It was set up like a coffee house. The lights were low. The kids who were there to perform sat on the floor with pillows at the front with special lighting and low tables. And the audience was instructed to snap our fingers instead of clap. It was really pretty cool. But before the actual program began there was a silent auction with pieces of art that some of the students did in art classes. Michael had 4 pieces in the auction. Originally he took the Art 1 class because he thought it would be easy. He has really developed into quite an artist and he truly enjoys it. His teacher has put in a special request to approve him for Art 3 next year – skipping Art 2 completely because of his talent.

The first time I saw these I was shocked to think that my left brain analytical math and science lovin’ son could do this. I can’t draw a stick figure. So I’m really impressed. Needless to say we came home with all of these pieces because we bid so high on them. HA! Any money raised was split 50/50 with the student and the art department. I felt bad for the other students who didn’t get any bids. But there were about 200 pieces to bid on. I don’t like anyone to feel left out so I wanted to go around and bid on everything. But I held back and only bid on one other student’s drawing of a horse.

As you can see this Semi-Wordless Wednesday is rather wordy today. But that’s ok I’m a proud mama so it’s allowed. Come on over to the SWW site and share your pictures as well.

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