Today's post is a little different in that I am not here to show any of my work rather the work of an immensely talented young lady I also refer to as daughter. My 27 year old daughter has always been an artistic girl. As a child she sketched, painted and even organized a street newspaper! Over the years she has faced many difficult challenges that have caused her step away from life and withdraw into herself. In 2010 while apartment hunting Meaghan slipped on a patch of ice on a sidewalk and fell not only breaking her ankle but causing (we didn't know right away) a serious back injury which led to her being confined to a wheelchair. Her story is long and complicated. It's heartbreaking. Perhaps one day she will start a blog and relay her story to you but for now I would like to show you her very first "breakout" piece.
I've encouraged Meaghan for ages to turn back to her art for healing therapy. Due to the constant hospitalizations and pain she wasn't able to. That is until recently. With the help of Karen Ellis from The Art Shoppe we equipped Meaghan with supplies and she presented me with this gorgeous canvas!
I give you the work of Meaghan Anne Mielke!!
Sadly the photos don't do it justice it is breathtaking in real life!! The colors and texture are gorgeous! She studies a few magazines on canvas, techniques etc... and came up with this gorgeous piece.
The black is melted wax!! She has far surpassed her mother in technique and style for sure!!
The textures are gorgeous!
She very quickly learned the value of stencils.
Look at the stunning rich colors. She has mastered the acrylics! She is currently working on a watercolor for a change of pace. I was so thrilled to see this for many reasons. I have a talented daughter for sure but this means so much more to me. It means that Meaghan is back on the road to recovery both physically and mentally. Keep your eyes open I will be featuring her work until she is ready to set up a blog of her own.
I know she would love to hear your feedback on this. This is how she learns the best. Thanks for dropping by! See you soon.
All the best! :)