Thursday, May 27, 2010

Marian ATC Swap: My Daughter's Edition

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." (Pablo Picasso

My daughter and I are participating in the Marian ATC Swap, hosted by Pondering in My Heart.  I'll share mine before I send them out, but this post is about my daughter's cards.

When she showed me her ATCs, I was moved by the joyful spirit and imagination of each one. More than artistic stuffiness or theory or anything formal, her drawings focused on a Mary that is very much a real living person, a mom and wife. I asked for my 9-year-old girl's permission to share these with you, and she was happy to do so:
Above left picture: "Mary feeding the Child Jesus
The simplicity of this picture makes it one of my favorites. Jesus, as a child, needed to eat. Mary is his mom, so she fed him. That's that.
Above right picture: "Our Lady of Guadalupe"
La Virgen de Guadalupe is my favorite apparition, and it made me happy to see that my own love of this one has spread to my daughter.

Above left picture: "Mary in the Manger"
Above right picture: "The Coronation of Mary"
She looks so cheerful, doesn't she? Like she can hardly contain her grin, and her hands are clutched in anticipation on her lap. My daughter's Mary is full of smiles and peace. She doesn't have a nose because my daughter doesn't want her to have one. And I love that she's confident enough to just skip it and depend on the strength of the rest of the picture.

Above: "Mary with Joseph"
My favorite part of this is her cute rounded belly and the fact that Joseph is showing his love for her with a big bright heart.

Whoever receives these pictures in the swap should know they were drawn with a great amount of love and cheer. I think it shows.


MiPa said...

Oh Vee, give your little angel a hug for me. Those are absolutely delighful!

Vee said...

MiPa, So good to hear from you. And, yes, I definitely will. :)

Gardenia said...

your daughter's art work is beautiful, every one of them. be sure to scan them to save them for yourselves too. it's probably hard for you to give them away!!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

and I love the one of Mary feeding Jesus, too!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

These are just so cute! My favorite is the one of Mary on the donkey. It's so cute that Joseph is giving her a heart! :-)

I'm so excited about this, but haven't gotten mine in the mail yet. AAhh!!!

Gae said...

Dear Vee,
These are fabulous. What a lovely swap gift. She looks like she really enjoyed doing the pics.

BTW I have an award for you on my blog

Vee said...

From my daughter:
"Thank you for your wonderful comments. You're right; I really enjoyed making them and I don't want to send them away. Hee, hee. But Mom scanned them. Yay!"

Creative Commons License ... and please do NOT offer my works as downloads from your site.