Holy crap. Can it be? Our daughter Jamie is 17 years old.
Where has the time gone?
Only one more year of high school and then she's off.
I can't think about that right now.
I'll think about that tomorrow... (channeling my inner-Scarlett O'Hara).
For those who haven't heard me talk about this kid before, I'll keep it brief. She's simply an amazing person. She's a gifted artist and a very unique kid. She thinks differently than a lot of her peers. She's intense, passionate, and sets high standards for herself (like Mom). She's strong-willed and opinionated (like Dad). And she's funnier than hell (also like Dad). Maybe it's the only child thing, but she's beyond her years in maturity. She's sharp, this kid. Smarter than I ever was at her age. She's been beating to a different drummer ever since she was little. And I just love her to pieces.
Here's a look at some recent artwork of hers. When she's not busy with school and boyfriend, she's at the computer on her Wacom tablet drawing either commissioned art for her followers and friends, or designing a futuristic scene for the cover of a soon-to-be-published book.
(It was hard picking just a few pieces!)
Finally, I thought I'd share the birthday card I made for her. (her actual birthday was yesterday) I used Graphic 45's Time To Celebrate papers and stamps (by Hampton Art) to create this 6" x 6" card.
You can find Jamie and more of her art and musings on Tumblr.