Thursday, June 14, 2007

Oh yeah I'm bragging! lol Momma's can! lol lol lol

Oh Yeah! This Momma's bragging! lol

My 15 year old Son Jimmy who is an amazingly self taught artist was asked that one of his end of the year art projects be placed by invitation only to our local art museum.........now grant it, I preferred the skittles drawing over his other topic, but it was the other topic that was asked to be put on display....I think the "other" topic is a few skittles short in the brain department, but what can I say my boy idolizes his namesake his Grandfather who he was named after, who just happens to be Republican....I let my kids find their own views and guide them only when asked too....He was a huge Clinton fan until he found out at the ripe old age of 6 that President's lie......tore his whole world apart....it was also the year that he found out that there wasn't a Santa Claus....he ran into his bedroom very upset then came back out 15 minutes later and said, "I suppose you're the Easter Bunny too?" then paused for a moment and said, " Is the tooth fairy real" That was a rough day for my lil man! lol

So without further adieu.....My Son's Art!



 


Now for someone a few skittles short! lol.......MY BAD! lol lol lol



No, what are now seeing is not an Old English Sheepdog....it is my Son who prefers to see the world through his blonde hair at the moment....Can you say surfer dude?? lol lol lol .....His Self Portrait in charcoal!


 




 

58 comments:

psychfun said...

OMG...he is 15 & doing that? Watch out! That is incredible! He'll be in the Chicago Art Museum soon!

fabshels said...

Awesome! I am dating an artist who is over twice your sons age and he was amazed too! WOW! Congrats on the invite to show his work.

inquestoftruth said...

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deshelestraci said...

Excellent work!  You have every right to be proud!  Despite the subject matter!
Traci

lionesscarol1 said...

Wow Kim!!!!    Jimmy is quite an artist for his young age.  I've been an amateur artist for a number of years, went from oils, to acrylics, to drawings, to woodworking art.  Unfortunately, I don't have the effort to do much of that any more.  This week's schedule has encompassed more mammos, lab tests, primary doctor visit, sugar test for diabetes, and, of course the wait for results.  Next is the dermatologist, radiologist and oncologist appts.  It goes on an on, but trying to take one day at a time, putting the present and future in the Lord's hands.  Thank God for my family as they are always there for me and I am so fortunate.  My thoughts and prayers are always with you, each day I check my puter to see if you made an entry.  Somehow despite all you have been through this past year, you give me the encouragement I need to plod on through life.  It's hard to explain, but I feel so much love for you in my heart and keep telling myself "We Shall Overcome" lol.
Hugs, Carol
LionessCarol1@aol.com

candlejmr said...

OH MY GOSH....His work is AMAZING!!!!

Brag on, Mom.....BRAG ON!!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

mariebm56 said...

He definitely has talent!!!  Great stuff, & I hope he continues....my kids had the ability but never pursued it.
All illustrations are AMAZING!  Momma you deserve to brag!
Marie

plieck30 said...

I like 'em. Congratualtions to your son. paula

lazarai said...

Whoa, I must say I'm blown away!! I am NOT a Bush fan, but I am majorly impressed with Jimmy's drawing of him. TOOOOOOO cool!! Your kids are so talented between singing and drawing - amazing!!

As for Jimmy's hair, my daughter Kasey (almost 15) wore her hair exactly like that all this last school year. Her bangs hung over her face to her chin, completely blocking her eyes -- and she had to straighten them to get them that way! LOL My mom and my MIL were just horrified all year....as they were when I didn't stop my other daughter from dying her hair purple and turquoise. I have always chosen my battles and for my hub and me, hair is just small stuff. And you know what? Dayna's hair is now back to brunette (HER choice) and Kasey recently cut her bangs back up to a normal length, again, HER choice!

Thanks for sharing those, Kimberleigh!! And feel free to brag any time!!
:) Carol

xxmyj3lloxx said...

Oh nevermind I just read it more carefully, very good for 15

xxmyj3lloxx said...

that is very nice. GReat peice of work. How old is your son?

ktkamanski said...

Amazingly talented! Great Job Jimmy! You have so many reasons to be proud of him I'm sure and this is just another you can add to it! Take care and have a wonderful day!
Katie
http://journals.aol.com/ktkamanski/AlwaysBelieve/

easteeleco said...

nice work!  Have to comment on the hair.. there was a kid at Kendra's graduation this year that also seems to prefer seeing the world through his hair.  I believe in letting them find their own style, voice etc... but man do I hope none of mine elect to go behind the curtain!   Be proud, mama.. your son truly has talent.  Estela

sunnyside46 said...

wow
you really should be proud
he is amazing
poor kid with his trauma over the president and the easter bunny at the same time.
During that time  I hated to read the paper, I literally cringed with embarrassment.
Plus the gloating of my republican friends was hard to take, too.
I was personally upset that Bill put me through that LOL
Tom said I took it worse than Hillary!
Love,
Marti

thinkingoutloud said...

Wow!
That is one talented son you have.
I like all 3 pics even though one of his 'subjects' sux.;0
I especially think his self portrait is awesome.  Really cool.
Wow.  Wow.  Wow!

xoxox
Niki

mumma4evr said...

amazing!!!!!
Becky

pharmolo said...

Talented artist indeed, Kim. Compliments there!

swferstl said...

Oh, he's got real talent, Kim! You have the right to be proud, for sure. Make sure you keep these early ones...they may be worth more later! Some people may laugh, but that's what happened with my childhood neighbor, Christopher Still, who now has paintings hanging in the Florida gov't buildings, including our governors' portraits. So keep that work, Mama!
And yeah...sorry...but we DO have a new name for the Prez...forever now known to me as "Skittles". How fitting & hilarious! (Am I politically transparent???!!!)
Good to hear from you!!
hugs, sher (wunzuponatime)

randlprysock said...

Very very impressive!!!  Awesome!  Way to go Jimmy!
Hugs,
Lisa

malagutigrrl said...

That boy's got talent!  Nurture that.  It's awesome to have an artist in the family, isn't it?

brwneyedlady0316 said...

OMG That is just wonderful!!!! And he has learned that in 15 short years.  That is amazing!!!! GOOD JOB!! I agree I like the Skittles better tooo!! They look good enough to eat!! lol

siennastarr said...

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jckfrstross said...

Jimmy keep drawing you have talent:) brag away mom you should be proud:)

Deb

jg4949 said...

What a talented young man.

jeane

mosie1944 said...

My second-oldest grandson went through a phase of wearing his hear like that.  It drove me absolutely nuts!

sdoscher458 said...

Wow, Kim he is talented. It seems the arts run in your family very strongly. Encourage him and who knows how far he will go. Tell him congrats from me for being picked for the museum (even if the subject matter is boring..my bad)...Love, Sandi

sybilsybil45 said...

Hi Kim,  How wonderful to have such a talented Son. Congradulations to him and you and his Dad without you both I doubt if he would be the artist he is today. Bet you never rubished his drawings whne he was a wee boy....Hope you are having a good day. Love sybilsybil45

nhd106 said...

You sure DO have braggin' rights....you deserve to with his talent!!

Nancy

ajquinn354 said...

Wow Kim you have every reason to brag about your son's artistic ability, it is fabulous.  Several of the nieces or nephews in my family have had great artistic ability also and I'm honored to have some of their pictures hanging in our home.  Brag all you want.....his work is wonderful. Arlene (AJ)

princesssaurora said...

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therealstephhull said...

These are all great. The skittles one is my favorite of the three though. Your son is great!
~Stephanie~
http://journals.aol.com/therealstephhull/home-in-the-heartland/
http://journals.aol.com/therealstephhull/a-baby-story/

kirkbyj05 said...

Your son is definitely going to make his mark in this world.  His draughtmanship is brilliant!  As are his techniques. The Skittles painting is superb!  I once worked in  an art gallery and met artists and saw examples of their brilliant draughtmanship and techniques.  Already your son has this ability...I hope he takes up studies at Art School.  He has already made an impact on many folks here in JLand.   This is his forte and he must be encouraged to excell in this dicipline.  You must be so very proud of him.   He is very talented.  Well done to him.  Jeanie xx

gehi6 said...

That self portrait would have to catch everybody's eye.  Both of my older boys fought over their right to have long hair throughout high school, my younger one even after being mistaken for a girl by the juvenile delinguent officers.  They told me they had my 14 year old daughter in custody.  I said ok because I was ued to him being taken as a girl then I thought my word, what if she is not a he, so I told them I did not have a daughter, they said, oh er, we have your son!  We teased him but the girls loved it, and he wasn't gay!  Gerry  http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

frankandmary said...

I hope these are hanging all over your home. What an astonishing son.  Wait, I just remembered who is Mom is.  Forget it, he comes by it honestly. The self portrait is beguiling. ~ Mary

mutualaide said...

I so enjoy the self portrait art of middle school and high school.  They are such insights in to who are children believe they are.

Great art work ... yeah, even the skittles-short guy.  

gandsbrock said...

Excellent artist.  I enjoy all the topics.  LOL!

tendernoggle said...

Oh my Gosh!!! He is good!!!!!! WOW!!!!! And he is only 15...You can only imagine what he will be able to do when he is older!!!!!
You tell him I think he is a great artist!!!
love ya,
carlene

s0ngbird1962 said...

Wow!!  Brag away....  seems he has your flair for the artistic.  These are great!!  Congrats & what an honor to have his art chosen for display....

ab45yui said...

You must be so proud, he has talent!  Love the self-potrait the best.

attitudeslc said...

What a wonderful Journal!  God Bless You!

inafrnz247 said...

WOW!  You brag away, Momma!  Your young man possesses a fine gift!  Thank you for sharing in your glory!

::hugs::

Michelle

drfaustuslament said...

Your raising quite the artist.  

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Wow...that is awesome work...I would be bragging too...hope you are well...keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!  HugsTerryAnn

preciousone25 said...

Great artist!!!  Funny, my son reacted the SAME exact way when he found out there was no Santa.... "Easter Bunny???"  "Tooth Fairy???"
So now, he's a Jack Skellington fan... LOL!!!  Don't mess with his Halloween!!

Joann

lanurseprn said...

Wow he's a great artist!!! Tell him to keep up the good work! Tell him to do one of you.
Pam

rayne1123 said...

wow he is great!  i would be very proud of him.  excellent job!
\hugs
noelle

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emabecmar said...

wow, very talented. I'd frame those. ((((((hugs)))))
Cindy

sangrialel said...

He is very talented, those pictures are awesome.  Linda

chat2missie said...

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aimer said...

Wow, you son is so talented, such a gifted artist. BTW, I agree that the second image is a few skittles short!--Sheria
http://journals.aol.com/aimer/on-my-mind/

icewitch96 said...

Love the art work!

Love,

Jenn

jmorancoyle said...

    A very talented young man. Which local art museum do you speak of?
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

helmswondermom said...

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pprrrr39 said...

Great drawings.....well done and you should feel proud  :o)

xbuckhunter1992x said...

Those are awsome Dude :)...... This is the artist speaking.... yes her son who loves her deeply....

astaryth said...

O.K.... that boy rocks! I hope you are definitely encouraging him! Although, knowing the fickle world of art, a computer degree or something comparable would probably be in order <LOL>

rbrown6172 said...

good for jimmy!  he is really good!  i know you are proud.
gina