When my daughter started violin lessons 2 months ago, I decided to use the time to practice drawing.
The studio is small and bare. There is no art on the walls.
There are a few chairs to sit in and a music stand.
I hold a small sketch pad and draw the only things in the room: my daughter, the teacher, and the violins.
There’s no method to this, I just try to draw what I see.
Here are some of my sketches from violin lessons at Mr. Serafimov’s. None of them are great but it’s a challenge to try and draw things that are continually moving.
During one lesson, I spent the entire time working on this elbow…
To capture the excitement of these early lessons, I layered photographs, sketches, and words to create some memory pages. I like the idea of including my own drawings, along with the photos, to make the images unique and personalized. I used Picnik to create them.
When I asked my daughter why she wanted to learn to play the violin, this was her answer…
Mr. Serafimov says “Bravo” when her hands are in correct position.
I’m thankful that I can give my daughter this experience. I hope the exposure to the violin will ignite a life-long love for classical music.
I hope you’re having a wonderful first week of the New Year!
I’m planning a cute owl project with the little people this Friday so I’ll be sharing that soon.
And I’m anxious to visit all of you and see what projects you’ve begun in 2012.
Thanks for stopping by!