More Graceful Art

When my kids were little, they thought I was so cool. Now that my older kids are pre-teens and teenagers, I think they want their money back. Every now and then however, a bit of that old coolness that I used to exude in their youth seeps through. For instance, they think of me as a minor Internet celebrity because I have this blog that people read. Who am I to disabuse them of that notion? They are a little dubious because it is, after all, a blog, and not Instgram or Tik Tok. But I’ll take what I can get.

So when Grace came to me recently wondering if I’d be interested in posting more of her artwork here on the blog, how could I refuse? I posted a few of her drawings back in the summer of 2021 and it seems overdue to post more. So here are five more pieces of graceful art for your enjoyment.

Autumn ghost

Since Halloween is almost upon us, we’ll begin with an autumn ghost. Grace tells me that she was attempting to re-create a ghost she had conjured up with pen and ink all the way back in 2nd grade (4 years ago).

Autumn ghost by Grace
Autumn ghost by Grace

Morning coffee

Next, we have one that she create for her Nina (grandmother), who enjoys her morning Starbucks. Hi Mom!

Morning coffee by Grace
Morning coffee by Grace

Two kittens

Grace says that this piece was made for her little sister.

Two kittens by Grace
Two kittens by Grace

Pumpkin patch

Keeping with the autumn theme, Grace tells me that an art teacher showed her how to make pumpkins and she was experimenting with what she learned.

Two kittens by Grace
Pumpkin patch by Grace

Hello October

Finally, we’ve got my personal favorite of the batch.

Hello October by Grace
Hello October by Grace

As I was finishing up this post, the Littlest Miss came to me with several drawings of her own. “What’s this?” I asked her.

“I want to do what Gracie is doing?” she said. So there may be even more artwork for you in the future.

When I was a kid and I drew something, my mom would hang it on the refrigerator. These days, I hang their art on the Internet and it makes me seem as cool to my kids as I did when they were little.

Written on October 21, 2022.

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  1. Please let Gracie know that her artwork is charming, perfect for this season. I especially like Pumpkin Patch and Autumn Ghost. The purple highlights on Ghost add depth and character to the ghost. The flattish bottoms and the high-flying vines on the pumpkins encourage your eye to move throughout the scene. Good work!


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