"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


Our little arteest...

Olivia has been drawing since she could hold a pen. I found these 'pieces' that she did when she was a mere 3 years old using a green marker and yellow highlighter. :-)

Her school district recently held a Spring Art Show and we were sent home a letter saying her art would be one of the ones presented at the education complex. They had selected 8-10 drawings per school, from elementary through high school. We were really excited that her work was getting recognized. But then we got a call saying that she was one of 22 selected as a Joan Slayton Dailey Art Award Recipient! She had won a $100 art scholarship and her piece would remain at the education complex! WOW! Talk about icing on the cake. So this past Thursday night was the ceremony where she was presented with her award. Let me tell you that these kids are all amazing and talented artists! We were blown away by not only her work but those of other kids. Here are some pics from the night. Although we don't get to keep her original work, we will be sent a framed copy and I will make sure she signs and dates it! :)

Big sis and lil sis after the ceremony...

Cute Seth...

Olivia had her pick for dinner and she chose Fuddruckers! Yumm-O! I thought the table we were sitting at was appropriately named for us! LOL!

Daddy and Olivia bein silly...

Seth and his milkshake mustache...

Olivia sitting with the award recipients before the ceremony starts...the little boy next to her is in the same class as Seth and his cool Giraffe won Best in Show!

Olivia getting her award...the lady next to her used to be their school principal for over 18 years until she retired a few years back. She was especially proud to have two BCE students there!

Olivia and her art teacher, Ms. Otero, posing in front of her painting. She also won a blue ribbon on top of everything else!

Olivia next to her painting and award certificate.

Olivia's Desert Painting

Olivia right before the ceremony.

We took up two whole tables! Go Vargas Family!

Nicholas waiting patiently with his Blockbuster game!

Olivia waiting for the ceremony to begin.

We are so proud of Olivia and her amazing talent. It was a wonderful evening that I will forever cherish.

Now, we get to go art supply shopping for the little arteest...move over Crayola...you are soooo yesterday! lol!

Love to all,

1 comment:

angela said...

Yay Olivia! Congrats. And it looks like it was a special evening all around! And I agree...Fuddruckers....yummmmm.