Monday, May 4, 2009

Carmen wins First Place!

Carmen's winning artwork. She won first place in the Student Division at the Avenida de Colores Street Painting Festival in Sarasota, Florida. She even beat a team of 4 girls from Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. Pretty impressive for a 14 year old in eighth grade!

Carmen got started about 7:30 am on Saturday. She used a paper template for the 4 foot x 6 foot area on the sidewalk. Luckily, she was in the shade most of the afternoon.

We aren't sure who the original artist of the piece was, but we think it was by Sophie Anderson. Here Carmen, finally finished around 1pm on Sunday, sits back and talks with another artist. Carmen was definitely one of the crowd favorites, and gathered one of the largest amounts of cash in her People's Choice donation box.


Kitty said...

*SQUEE!!* I've always liked Carmen's pictures 8D The ones on her deviantart are amazing, but her street painting's also awesome

Anonymous said...

I think it's awesome that your daughter is growing up in environment where she can flourish artistically! Beautiful work as well.

Andrea said...

:3 The artist is Sophie Gengembre Anderson and the title is from a poem by Charles Ede.