July 30, 2014 by mamie
Completed Date: 6/2/14
Medium: soft pastel
Description: To end the year in Art Club, we all participated in something called “The Memory Project” where an organization connects children around the world with art students in the United States. The organization sends pictures of neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged youth from other countries to students like us so that the students can paint or draw portraits of the children to send back. Then, the organization goes to the specific city or village to help in that community and to deliver the portraits. They also send back a picture of the child with the portrait to the artist who created it. It’s a really cool organization!
The child assigned to me was Jessica from Nicaragua, and I got the cutest photo of her. This summer, I had a great time drawing the portrait for her outside on a beautiful day while my dad and brother fished in a creek nearby. It was very peaceful and relaxing.
I haven’t gotten the picture of her with the portrait just yet, but I’m excited for it to come. Even though I couldn’t meet Jessica in person, it’s nice to know I could do a little something to hopefully put a smile on her face. She definitely put a smile on mine!