Friday, October 10, 2008

A Partner in the Studio


While working on the above ACEO in my studio today, I was joined by my youngest son, Brian. Very often he will play alongside me while I create, but the image of the bee I was making piqued his interest and he wanted to join me at my art desk. He began with an image I had discarded, which he colored and used as a start for the illustration below entitled, 'In the Garden.' He added a monarch caterpillar, yellow jacket and fly.


On an artistic roll, Brian proceeded to create an illustration he has entitled, 'Home Sweet Log.' Featured insects include orange back termites, millipede, maggots and a pill bug.

It was a joy to have my young son join me on today's creative journey. These are magic moments.


My ACEO is available in my Etsy shop, however, Brian has informed me that his illustrations are not for sale.

*SOLD*

© Nancy and Brian Lefko

15 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

Brian, you are so talented! I loved seeing your artwork here. I know you have a great future ahead in whatever you do. You have wonderful powers of observation, you love to read, and you enjoy sharing your knowlegde with others. Three cheers for you!

PS> your mom's work is really good too.

Sherry said...

Love this post Nancy! Brian has an artistic flair which he's obviously inherited from you...and I'm still chuckling that his art is NOT for sale!! :)

Lucy said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree :) Little man did a wonderful job with his beautiful illustrations!

Faruffa said...

Brian is a very good apprentice, full of imagination and talent!!!

Karen Mowrey said...

Bee still my heart!! And this bee will look great next to my "heart house" from you! Just bought it and am going to post it Tuesday and love, love, love ya!!!

Brian,

You are a great artist! I love your bee art. If you do not mind may I show it off on my world famous "Bee Spotting" on Tuesday?

xo

Gunnels blog said...

And of course Nancy you work is also great! Fun to find your blog!

ArtSnark said...

Great work, Brian. Looking forward to seeing more of your art :)

Michelle Brunner said...

Wonderful artwork! Adorable! Creativity runs in your family!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, bee-yootiful! And I'm just dying over Brian's work, too. Isn't that just the best, when your children are inspired by you? Oh, these are simply priceless. I wouldn't sell them, either!

Connie said...

'Home Sweet Log' is totally wonderful! Lucky you; lucky Brian.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nancy....this piece and the wonderful art pieces your son Brian made are adorable to say the least....I am so thrilled for you and can imagine what a wonderful treasure these moments are....

I can hardly wait for that to happen with my son...

Bless you!!!

Hugs
Diana

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Roberta said...

What fun to have a visitor in the studio. He's got his mom's eye for design!
Really sweet Nancy!!

Flying Colors said...

Totaly bee you ti full Nancy the whole post, Absolutely love the Home Sweet Log piece!
Are those insects at home and the bee trying to visit?
Enjoyed my visit today, best to you :)