Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Watercolor Wednesday "The Music Lesson



Two things that go together like Peanut butter and jelly? Kids and music!
I've had the pleasure of watching a bunch of kids at a party.
When the music came on everything changed. Boys under the age of 10
were busting moves that made me laugh and giggle. The girl too.
Kids just love music. It's a pity and shame that many of the music
programs have been taken out of our school. Music help builds the brain and
helps with self esteem and creativity. So give yourself, your child, or friend
a good dose of rock, gospel, hip hop or jazz and of course have a musical day!!!
Toot!
V

27 comments:

LuLu said...

Bonjour Vanessa! BEAUUUUUUTIFUL illos! I love the socks on the little girl and the pattern on her chello (not sure about the spelling of this word...)! Got your address info, thanks a bunch, but will not be able to ship your prize before the weekend, my car is at the garage and I need it to cross the border to Vermont!!! Thanks for all your sweet comments about my art and blog! You're my favorite! Take care, LuLu xxx

yoon see said...

So beautiful and my students will love these illustrations too:)

Roberta said...

So true Vanessa... my daughter will stop just about anything to do a little interpretive dance if the moment moves her....aah to be as free as a three year old!!

You've captured that joy perfectly!!

Kendra Joyner said...

these are precious!! LOVE all the colors with the girl and her cello...looks like she's jammin'...I hope she doesn't fall of her table/stand!!!!...beautiful watercolors V!!! :)

DEB said...

Magnificent! My daughter, who never resonated with soccer, dance, girl scouts, voice lessons, or any of the other things she tried, absolutely LOVES playing her viola. We are fortunate in that strings is part of the middle school cirriculum here.

jane and the happy crow said...

lovely as ever Vanessa! I think we all have a tune that makes us want to get up and jiggle it a bit, oh for the energy of the young, now days I have just a little to much to jiggle, when I stop its still jiggling!! Lots of love Jane xx

tanaudel said...

Oh, I do like this - especially the boy with all that blue. It looks like an illustration to a particularly delightful tale of mischief.

marianne said...

VAnessa, thanks for stopping by my blog. As the mom of a teen girl I always say to folks who want my opinion that if you want a happy and bright child start with music and art. My daughter played violin for 8 years and it helped her in so many ways. I agree about music and kids.. its like breathing. I want to send you a copy of my treasury that is ending tonite of my tribute to Lewis CArroll.. email where i can send it and I shall!
Marianne

marianne said...

ps I can't believe I forgot to mention how much I love your art and how dang prolific are you? You are so wonderful and creative!!

Owl Eng said...

WOW!!!! the kids are definitely enjoying the music!! I love these beautiful illo!

Candace Trew Camling said...

very very nice! I love them so much!!

kathy hare said...

this is such a beautiful illustration Vanessa..

Indigene said...

Oh my, I love the moods that these inspire! Moody Blues and Stomp your feet to the cello music...:) Makes me want to dance!

I'm so jealous, I wish I had time to post more than once a week, but sometimes it's so hard doing just the one! Happy Thursday, love!

Renee said...

You are the amazing one, and I think we both know it.

Kisses xxx and hugs ooo

Love Renee

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Really gorgeous.

md said...

really like these two so different in feeling. like the creative floor base decoration up top. nice texture and colors too.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

All I can say is, "Ooh La La!!" Wonderful colors and design. The flowers on that cello is phenomenal, Vanessa! And, you're absolutely right, music, like the arts, is necessary for well being of children.

Flor Larios Art said...

Hi Vanessa,
I love the girl painting, all the images in the chello and her outfit, just funky and cool!

ps.Come to my blog I am having an art box giveaway...see you there!
Flor

Jack Foster said...

Wow! Love the use of colors for the "musical" mood. ooh la la you've done it again!

Bella Sinclair said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Oh, Miss V, these are stellar! I love the decorations on the girls instrument! Why can't they all be decorated like that, for real!? And the boy's picture reminds me of evenings listening to great jazz at the Blue Note in NYC. Coooool, daddy-o!

Angela said...

I love all the colors, and the wonderful looks of concentration on their faces. They look happily lost in the rhythm of the tunes! :)

bonaska said...

What beautiful colors and tenderness that these children musicians! It seems to hear the cheerful and carefree note that flutter in! And because they are proud of their interpretation!

bonaska

Peter Breese said...

Awesome, these are so very cool V!

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, the boy is one of my favorites ever!

Tanja said...

:-) very good!

Kay Aker said...

These are mind-boggling amazing texturewise, linewise, everywise! You are the meister!

Writer on Board said...

Love that! Love, love, love.