“Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
We knew right off the bat that our daughter was an artist. Almost as soon as she could hold a pencil, she began to create pictures of family, still life, animals, princesses and people. She began to notice details of people at an early age and depicted the likeness of friends and people of many different nationalities. Early on, we placed her with an art teacher, Vickie Wofford. Soon afterward, she hosted her own personal show featuring her art.
We tried to cultivate an atmosphere for our children’s gifts in art to flourish by proudly displaying their art throughout the home and by giving them a lot of option to try out different mediums.
As our daughter’s passion for art grew, so her did abilities. She began sculpting at about the age of eleven. She created all manner of animals and critters, and still gives them to her friends as presents.
At a very early age she discovered one of her favorite mediums: black fine tip felt pen.