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Braggy Mom Alert: An Homage to My Little Artist

This is Boy Wonder, a moody, way too serious, insanely creative, 4′ 2″ left-handed perfectionist. I also happen to believe he’s an artistic genius; then again, I’m his mother. 

Ever since this child could hold a crayon, he’s spent hours tirelessly working to create a perfect circle. Knowing there was something special about him, we enrolled him in art classes nearly four years ago.

I hope you enjoy viewing this braggy gallery of his artwork through the years as much as I enjoyed pulling it all together.

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  • Created October 2010 1 of 25
    Created October 2010
    "A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
    ~Oscar Wilde
  • Created October 2009 2 of 25
    Created October 2009
    "An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world."
    ~George Santayana
  • Created October 2010 3 of 25
    Created October 2010
    "Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."
    ~Camille Pissarro
  • Created November 2010 4 of 25
    Created November 2010
    "I am an artist… I am here to live out loud."
    ~Emile Zola
  • Created November 2010 5 of 25
    Created November 2010
    "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
    ~Pablo Picasso
  • Created December 2010 6 of 25
    Created December 2010
    "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for."
    ~Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Created February 2009 7 of 25
    Created February 2009
    "You see what you know!"
    ~Frank Stella
  • Created March 2010 8 of 25
    Created March 2010
    "A picture is a poem without words."
    ~Horace
  • Created April 2010 9 of 25
    Created April 2010
    "A great artist is always before his time or behind it."
    ~George Edward Moore
  • Created May 2009 10 of 25
    Created May 2009
    "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
    ~Henry Ward Beecher
  • Created June 2011 11 of 25
    Created June 2011
    "Art is literacy of the heart"
    ~Elliot Eisner
  • Created June 2010 12 of 25
    Created June 2010
    "A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places."
    ~Paul Gardner
  • Created June 2009 13 of 25
    Created June 2009
    "Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind."
    ~Louise Nevelson
  • Created November 2009 14 of 25
    Created November 2009
    "All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness."
    ~Eckhart Tolle
  • Created July 2010 15 of 25
    Created July 2010
    "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
    ~Albert Einstein
  • Created August 2010 16 of 25
    Created August 2010
    "As a suffering creature, I cannot do without something greater than I --something that is my life -- the power to create."
    ~Vincent Van Gogh
  • Created September 2010 17 of 25
    Created September 2010
    Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.
    ~Pablo Picasso
  • Created May 2011 18 of 25
    Created May 2011
    "It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
    ~Pablo Picasso
  • Created September 2009 19 of 25
    Created September 2009
    "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything."
    ~Eugene Delacroix
  • Created April 2009 20 of 25
    Created April 2009
    "A picture is worth a thousand words."
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Created July 2009 21 of 25
    Created July 2009
    "I'm painting an idea not an ideal. Basically I'm trying to paint a structured painting full of controlled, and therefore potent, emotion."
    ~Euan Uglow
  • Created August 2011 22 of 25
    Created August 2011
    "An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have."
    ~Andy Warhol
  • Created September 2011 23 of 25
    Created September 2011
    "A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."
    ~Michelangelo
  • Created February 2011 24 of 25
    Created February 2011
    "A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing."
    ~William Dobell
  • Created May 2011 25 of 25
    Created May 2011
    "The secret of life is in art."
    ~Oscar Wilde

What I wouldn’t give to see the world through his eyes if only for a moment.

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