Artistic talent has shown up from time to time in my Mother's side of the family. My Aunt Margaret painted beautiful portraits. I have no examples of her paintings, but I do have this pencil sketch she did of me when I was young.
Uncle Duane painted landscapes. Here is an example of his work.
Sadly, the artistic gene bypassed me. My attempts at drawing or painting looked like something done by a toddler. Sigh.
So I was delighted when I learned of my granddaughter Maddie's interest in painting. She sent me a card thanking me for the birthday money I had sent her and telling me she would use the gift to purchase art supplies. I asked her Dad to take some pictures of her paintings for me.
I would like them even if I weren't her Grandma. Her Dad tells me that she loves to paint. I hope she continues.
Oh, and Maddie May - I'm pretty sure I could find a frame and a blank wall. Just sayin'.