Friday, June 15, 2012

Granddaughter Jamie's art and a bit of good news

Horse sculpture from found pieces 
(c) Jamie Cyr

Wire and plaster sculpture
(c) Jamie Cyr

Our granddaughter is an amazing artist and just graduated from high school as valedictorian of her class. Not only does she paint in all mediums, but she also does sculpture. The horse is constructed of such things as a hair roller and bits of wood, all found pieces. It was a gift to her sister Kelly who loves to compete in horse shows. I am guessing on the materials in the second one and will clarify with Jamie. Additionally, she won third place in the Congressional Art Competition for high school students. I will locate that image and show it soon.

I received good news when I got home from the East Coast. "Poppies on the Fault Line II" was accepted into the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society's show, "Think Big," juried by Charlotte Huntley. No side of the framed piece can exceed 14 inches. She selected 40 pieces from a large number of entries. Yesterday I used  http://www.americanframe.com/  to build the frame, mat, acrylic glazing, and backing package for it. They are very reasonable and will also print your images on a support of your choice, including paper or canvas. I did not order a print, but may in the future. A friend recommended their site to me.

8 comments:

jane ferguson said...

Beautiful art such talent

Barb Sailor said...

I am very impressed with your granddaughter's beautiful sculptures - she is VERY talented!
Congratulations on having your work accepted into the show.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Jamie's sculptures are wonderful. I really love the horse sculpture and I know her sister must have been thrilled! And congratulations to you too, Mary!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Congratulations on returning home to an acceptance, and thanks for the frame link--looks like they have some good simple ones, and liners, too.

Jamie's sculptures are amazing; I've always loved pieces made from found objects. I want to try that one day (I have the objects). You must be very proud of your family--such varied talents and interests.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Mary, you have passed on your talent to your granddaughter! Congratulations on all the great news!

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, everyone. Jamie confirmed I was correct on the makeup of the wire and plaster sculpture.

Barbra Joan said...

Your granddaughter is oh so talented. You take after her right???
I can see why your Poppies were selected.. I remember that painting and loved it .. when you posted it.
I posted a reply to your comment on my flower post..
Yes, when we were out there, I saw so many places. I was doing a service route.. It was for a charity and I was up and down that whole coastline.. It's God's country for sure... I think I left a piece of myself there that's why you feel the connection. thanks Mary... BJ

Jeanne Kays said...

Such wonderful talent! Thank you for sharing.