One of my passions is encouraging anyone who has even the slightest interest in the arts.. but especially young children. Their minds are still so open and fertile, they still believe they can be the next Picasso. Wouldn’t it be lovely if they were able to hang onto that belief?
So Saturdays here at Artsy Forager are dedicated to kids. It is my hope that the excitement brought by seeing their artwork on the internet will continue to foster confidence in their abilities. Even if they don’t grow up to be professional artists, they will know that someone thought their efforts were valuable.
We kick off our “Seedling Saturdays” with one of my brother Jason’s own, ahem, seedlings.. my niece, Samantha Hamilton, age 10. Samantha showed an affinity for art early on and has taken a few art classes, in addition to studying piano. Her favorite artist is Georgia O’Keeffe ( a girl after my own heart! ).
After Monet by Samantha Hamilton, age 6
Circles by Samantha Hamilton, age 7
SHH.. Samantha Holly Hamilton by Samantha Hamilton, age 7
Portrait by Samantha Hamilton, age 8