Sunday, April 1, 2012

A-Z Kickoff!

Wow March flew by...
Happy April 1st which means what we've all been waiting for, the A-Z CHALLENGE, is here!!!
My 1st digital art: Alyssa Andromeda and her Earthly pet alligator

A is for Art Gallery 

Every year as a child, my grandpa used to take me to art galleries while we vacationed in Florida.  At the time, I didn't appreciate leaving the beach for a quiet air conditioned room filled with untouchable items.  Especially when I saw paintings that looked like someone threw paint-filled water balloons at a canvas.  I finally began to enjoy it as I grew.

Almost 30 years later when we lived in downtown Philadelphia, I decided to take my girls to the Philadelphia Art Museum.  I was a little apprehensive, thinking they might complain about it like I had.  To my surprise, they were enchanted by the huge rooms filled with paintings, medieval weaponry, and statues.  They even decided they wanted to take art classes in the museum.

The girls cherished their memories of the museum so much that when we visited Philadelphia last summer, they had to introduce their 7 year old brother to all their favorite galleries...and he was captivated as well!

Now they all draw better than me!  Oh well, at least I've learned to stop assuming their interests will be the same as mine.  

Click the link to check out all the other great A-Z Challenge participants. There are over 1600 bloggers now!  AWESOME!            

Kathy :)


  1. Hi how nice to read your post for the challenge, places can have wonderful memories. I had a theme to mine to pop over to if you have time to check it out. Look forward to B

  2. Great job on your first digital art! I can't do that. :) I'm a new follower form AtoZ. Nice to meet you.

  3. Great post. I travel to Philly fairly often for business. If I have time I should check it out :)

  4. I never think to visit the galleries here in town. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Hi Kathy - Great "A" post. It is funny how things we experienced, as children, shape us. I'm glad your children enjoy art, both to look at, and to partake in its creation.

    Wonderful post.

    Jenny @ Pearson Report
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

  6. Great kick off to the A-Z challenge. I'm looking forward to more!

  7. I love this. There is always that moment when we suddenly have proof - although we 'knew' before, that our children are totally separate from us with their own likes and dislikes.

  8. I love an art gallery. It's wonderful that we dedicate space and resources to house objects of beauty and/or interest.

  9. You and Jesse have been exposing your children to so many wonderful things in life as you have moved around to various cities as a family unit. You two are being such good examples to them as they prepare to become parents themselves someday - although I'm sure they have not yet thought that far. I look forward to all of your blogs using the rest of the letters!

  10. That's so cute! I loved galleries and museums ever since I was a child.

  11. I never had much exposure to art museums as a kid. It just wasn't something that we did. Then I moved to Washington DC a few years ago, and I just love them. I can be in an art gallery/museum for hours and not even realize how long it's been!