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Sunday, January 29, 2017

The "The Creative Arts: Part I - My Granddaughters" Story

It was an ordinary day.  Sitting with my two granddaughters around their kitchen table talking about the creative arts.  These two girls have grown so fast that I can still remember sitting at this same table playing Old Maids and Uno, coloring with crayons and working on the Washington Post picture puzzle.  Courtney started high school this year while Camille is in 7th grade.  I have my camera sitting next to me, sharing the photos I took earlier in the day while watching Camille play basketball with her Middle School team.  Both girls have loved the creative arts since they were born, following their mother's lead in everything from painting to photography.  Courtney asked if she could take my photo so I passed my DSLR camera to her to see what she could do with a face that is almost five times her age.  She told me what she wanted me to do and I was amazed at what she was able to create using me as her subject. Then it was Camille's turn to try her hand at creativity.  After a short time they turned their talents on their dog Rocco.  I then tried a few of the two of them so we could talk about all of them and tell what they liked and what they disliked with all the photographs.  Interesting to listen to what two young women think about posing, photography techniques and the creativity that the camera and computer offer to the photographer.  I have included a few results so you can see our photo shoot. I plan to use a few as portraiture when needed.  Neat way to get to know my granddaughters as they are maturing so fast that it's scary.  Tomorrow I will present the creative arts through music as I take you into the world of Middle School curriculum and my youngest granddaughter. It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.


My granddaughter Camille.  I used the Antique #1 in iPhoto to add to the result.
My granddaughter Courtney done in black and white.
Rocco
Courtney's portraiture of me in color.
Another of Courtney's photos of me done in black and white.
Camille's portraiture of her grandfather done in sepia.
And, another done in the Antique mode.




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