Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Is it in the genes?

Hello all!
          Just a quick post to show you something that isn't about my art!  We went back to the UK for a holiday in May and I took with me a colouring book that I had made up for my niece, filled with lots of my favourite digital stamps.  She loves to colour and so got to work on the book there and then.  In May she was 4 and a half so when I returned to the UK this September for her 5th birthday, I asked to see her colouring book........
                                 ......these are my favourite pages -



 
And yes, of course I'm completely biased but I think they're fantastic for a 4 1/2 year old!!!!  I also love how she's added a few bits here and there.  So, my post title question stands - is it in the genes?
 
          I hope whatever she decides to do that she will always enjoy her art :)  Thanks for indulging me and letting me share.
 
 
The artist herself -


17 comments:

Penny said...

First of all, she is a cutie! Secondly, she is extremely talented! I am really impressed that a child her age did this coloring! Must be in the genes; after all, look at her auntie! ;^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow dawn, for a 4 1/2 year old, it's very good!!
I remeber my kids coloring when they were that age, and they did'nt color between the lines!
And her color choices are also great!!
It's in the genes :)
She has a lovely face!!!
Hugs,Sandra

Carla S. said...

Your niece is adorable, Dawn, and she is quite the talented little artist! She did a fantastic job coloring up those images! It's hard to believe she was less than five! I might have to take lessons from her!! Thanks for sharing - brought a smile to my face today!

Sandra said...

Brilliant idea Dawn to do that for her! Obviously she didn't want to disappoint and did her best work. Tell her I think she is so good she could be on a design team!!!!
Love it and thanks for sharing it with us, you made me smile.
:)S

Laurian said...

What a sweet little girl and she is very talented, I've taught adults that can't colour that well! I hope everyone will encourage her to keep it up as, even for pleasure, she will benefit from her talent during her life!

Well done you for bringing her talents to the fore!

Hugs

Laurian

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, now she is a diamond in the ruff. I see her on a design team in the near future. Simon Says has challenges for the little ones. I am sure she would be a winner. Hugs

Linda Palmer said...

She has done a wonderful job and yes, there must be something in her genes that link to your incredible artistic talent.

Pryn said...

These are FANTASTIC!!! I am in awe that she colored these at 4 1/2!!! It is definitely in the genes...she is going to be just as amazing as her Auntie Dawn :D I love the idea of your making her a coloring book. She will always remember who inspired her at such a young age <3

Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah <3

Roxann said...

Oh my goodness what a great job she has done! I agree with Pryn.....must be in the genes! She is also a cutie-patootie!

ursula Uphof said...


Dawn, what a lovely idea of a colouring book. She definitely has a talent and hope she will use it for many years in some way. Thanks for sharing her pictures and that photo of such a sweet little girl.

Tracy said...

Uh no. I don't think you're biased at all. She did an amazing job of staying in the lines and using her colors for the different parts of the outfits. I'd definitely say it runs in the genes. :-) Hugs!

Angela B. said...

She is amazing! What a little talented artist you have! :D

nwilliams6 said...

What amazing coloring - has to be in the genes. Thanks for sharing this - it totally made me smile. Your pictures are so beautiful - you have some serious photographic talent on top of all your other amazing talents.

BTW, I am hoping you can help me with a project I am working on, can you email me? Kwilliams6@elmore.rr.com

Teresa Arsenault said...

These were colored by a 4 year old? OMGosh! That is insane! Most 4 year olds just scribble all over the page and that's it. Your niece is amazingly talented. Thanks for sharing her artwork.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh my gosh Dawn this is totally amazing for a 4 1/2 y/o. Usually they can't even stay in the lines at that age and she did the different colors beautifully!! Yep, it's in the genes g/f! What a cutie pie - makes you want to just reach out and squeeze her!

Shelby said...

Beautiful coloring from your niece and she is just as cute as can be

Shelby

Kathi said...

She's absolutely gorgeous and very talented too (just like her auntie).