Over the years I've helped judge at a few elemenatry schools for their Reflection program. Kids can enter a variety a personal piece in either visual arts, photography, dance, literature and a few other cateogries. I was excited when Eleanor brought home the handout for this year's Reflection program. The theme this year was 'The Magic of A Moment". I told Eleanor what the theme was and she came up with the idea to paint a rainbow. She also had to write an artist statement. I don't have that right now, but I want to get it and add it. It was really quite clever what she came up with.
I gave her some canvas and paint and she went right to work. I love watching Eleanor do any kind of artwork. She does a great job and you can tell she tries her hardest to do her best. She has quite the imagintation and comes up with great pieces.
Lastnight was the little award ceremony at her school and I figured everyone who entered would at least get a little certificate or something so we all went to support Eleanor. It was fun walking around and looking at all the different pieces and seeing how proud Eleanor was of her painting.
When it came time for the visual arts awards we were all pretty shocked
when Eleanor got second place. Visual arts had the post entries and her
category was K-3rd. When they called Eleanor's name she literally ran
to the stage. She was so excited to be getting a little medal. We were
all so proud of her and loved seeing her excitement!