Monday, February 08, 2010

The boy who drew birds

Daniel's bird print

Daniel's birds
There's a new print in my shop and I didn't paint it!
My 12 year old son Daniel made these amazing watercolor birdies
over the weekend & asked me if I could sell prints of them in my shop
to save up some money to buy his own art supplies so of course I said yes :)

96 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous Anna said...

Oh my goodness Geninne! Your son's watercolors are incredible! I love that he has your passion and talent for drawing beautiful birds. And even sweeter that he wants to save up for art supplies!

2/08/2010 8:01 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...


2/08/2010 8:12 AM  
Blogger RosaMaría said...

wow! y sólo tiene 12 años!!! qué talento!!!

2/08/2010 8:14 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Great work Daniel! What a great artist he is becoming. I love his little birds. Especially that he labeled them as Fig. 1, etc. I'm so impressed with how you used Illustration Fridays to encourage their creativity. And was always even more impressed that they worked so independently of each other. I'm obsessed with Israel's Illustration Friday: Portrait. I think I've shown it to everyone I know. ;)

2/08/2010 8:20 AM  
Blogger se7en said...

He is a master!!! Love them, that is wonderful and uplifting!!!

2/08/2010 8:31 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Yay, another artist in the family! Go Daniel!

2/08/2010 8:33 AM  
Blogger Snap said...

Way to go, Daniel! How exciting! They are beautiful. Talent runs in the family!

2/08/2010 8:41 AM  
Blogger laura said...

these are beautiful! the apple does not fall far from the tree. i hope he gets all the supplies he's dreaming of :)

2/08/2010 8:42 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Wow! Stunning. Another talented artist.
I hope he makes lots of sales.

2/08/2010 8:43 AM  
Blogger GOSIA said...

Daniel! i'm 36... and i wouldn't be able to do it so beautifully. Congratulations!!

2/08/2010 8:53 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Wow! I love this!

2/08/2010 9:11 AM  
Blogger Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

That is so sweet! It definitely beats selling them door-to-door, which I used to do when I was little. Good luck, Daniel!

2/08/2010 9:14 AM  
Blogger Rowena said...

awesome. like mother like son. I applaud you for encouraging your son like this. there's nothing i love better than an artsy kid. i guess I feel a kinship.

2/08/2010 9:19 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

Dear Geninne,

lovely!!!!!!! excellent work! He definitely has ur passion for birds and nature! Daniel keep up the gud work....!


2/08/2010 9:23 AM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

Great job, Daniel! It's clear where you get your talent! Good luck with your prints and artwork!

2/08/2010 9:27 AM  
Blogger m. heart said...

Ahhh, I see the gift runs in the family! Lovely!
And congratulations on the Poppies award, truly you deserve it!

2/08/2010 9:35 AM  
Blogger Marcy said...


2/08/2010 10:10 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

What a talented young man. Those are beautiful!

2/08/2010 10:12 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I am so proud of him! What a wonderful way to influence your son. What a very priveledged and blessed boy.

2/08/2010 10:15 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Daniel, tus pájaros se van a ver hermosísimos en mi nuevo estudio ♥
Felicitaciones, eres un artista :)

2/08/2010 10:16 AM  
Blogger arounna said...


2/08/2010 10:22 AM  
Blogger suz said...

How wonderfully talented you son is! It will be interesting to watch his progress!

2/08/2010 10:23 AM  
Blogger donna!ee said...

wow've inspired a gorgeous legacy! thanks for sharing ... ;)

2/08/2010 10:52 AM  
Blogger Jutta said...

What an incredibly talented boy you have!

2/08/2010 10:58 AM  
Anonymous AnnaDenise said...

Wow! Amazing! He must have your art gene!

2/08/2010 11:03 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wow! Those are great. The art gene runs in the family!

2/08/2010 11:08 AM  
Blogger Creatissimo said...

Wow! Beautiful work! Great talents in your family :)!

2/08/2010 12:29 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

Daniel, con tan sólo 12 años y dibujas increíble!!!

Ya tienes una nueva fan en Guatemala!



2/08/2010 12:51 PM  
Blogger wkropka said...

wow! i'm impressed !

2/08/2010 1:18 PM  
Blogger becca dair said...

Wow, I'm very impressed. Your son is very talented!

Both your beautiful artwork and love for your family are very inspirational. Blessings to you, your husband, and your kids (and Turbo!).

2/08/2010 1:39 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Wow! I am always impressed by his talent! Lovely!

2/08/2010 2:03 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i just can't wait to get my copy in the mail
what talent and at such a very young age
this boy is going to go places!!!!

2/08/2010 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Denise said...

So lovely!

2/08/2010 2:34 PM  
Blogger Mariss said...

Both of your sons are so insanely talented! Hooray for Daniel. I'm sure he'll be up to his ears in new art supplies very soon :)

2/08/2010 3:11 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

they are so sweet!!

2/08/2010 3:15 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

wow, this is quite special! please tell him that i said he's an amazing artist!

2/08/2010 3:21 PM  
Blogger Red-SSR said...


2/08/2010 3:29 PM  
Blogger Living Inspired said...

Goodness...those little birdies don't fall from the tree; do they? He is definitely following in his parents footsteps.

2/08/2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger raena said...

Wow! Your son has SO much talent!! You must be proud!!

2/08/2010 4:06 PM  
Blogger Annie Pazoo said...

oh, my HEAVENS! Beautiful, Daniel!

2/08/2010 4:14 PM  
Blogger Kathi said...

John James Audubon would be very proud! Your son has a wonderful gift!
I love the personality he has given his birds. Buy him anything he wants!!! He is a true artist!

2/08/2010 4:30 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

wow, what a sweetly talently boy. I could only hope to watercolour as good as he. I suppose he takes after his wonderfully talented mother!

2/08/2010 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Nature Photography said...

wow nice work. such a talented boy. keep up the good work.
Great job!

2/08/2010 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Lasso the Moon said...

Oh my goodness! What a talent. This is really really good, and I want one! What a good idea to raise art supply money.

2/08/2010 5:19 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

So much talent in one family! Daniel is amazing!

2/08/2010 5:49 PM  
Blogger Eden said...

I see the apple hasn't fallen very far from the tree! Tell Daniel that these are AMAZING! And to think he's only 12! Wow!

2/08/2010 6:41 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

So joyful and bright. Love them.

2/08/2010 6:44 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

wow! they're great!

2/08/2010 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Fiona said...

Those are beautiful. Great job Daniel! Can't wait to see what else you can do.

2/08/2010 7:40 PM  
Anonymous molly said...

Oh my, these are STUNNING! Good for him, what enterprise, what fun!

2/08/2010 8:38 PM  
Blogger wordjunkie said...

These would look great on decorative tiles. I'm picturing a frieze of these along a wall.
Look forward to seeing more of Daniel's artwork here.

2/08/2010 9:22 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

wow, his birds are fantastic!

2/08/2010 9:28 PM  
Blogger KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Those are wonderful! He certainly has the talent!

2/08/2010 10:21 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Hi Geninne. Love Daniel's birds and I also love how he rendered each of the perches! Your blog brings me much enjoyment! Thanks very much.

2/08/2010 10:53 PM  
Blogger isabelle said...

In your family the talent is genetic !!

2/08/2010 11:50 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What an independent and talented young one! All the best with it Daniel...

2/08/2010 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Il tuo talento ha messo radici in tuo figlio Daniel! Complimenti...bravissimo anche lui!Ciao Monica Ferrara Italy

2/09/2010 12:11 AM  
Blogger emanuela said...

BELLISSIMI Daniel! Very nice! Emanuela

2/09/2010 12:44 AM  
Blogger moi said...

WOW! These are incredible. No wonder ;)

hugs, moi

2/09/2010 1:22 AM  
Anonymous Minasmoke said...

He is a very talented and sensible boy :)

2/09/2010 2:02 AM  
Anonymous Minasmoke said...

He is a very talented and sensible boy :)

2/09/2010 2:02 AM  
Blogger Maggi Co said...

¡Vaya! ¡¡¡Tienes un gran competidor!!! :-D
Me gusta la composición y el colorido.
Felicidades a tan gran artista

2/09/2010 3:33 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

That is soooo awesome! What a talented family you have.

2/09/2010 7:01 AM  
Anonymous Rambles with Reese said...

Wow!! He's an art prodigy.

You must be so proud!

2/09/2010 7:14 AM  
Blogger ale said...

hola daniel!!! sos un genio!!!!me encantaron tus pajaritos!!!son de una belleza total!!!!te rrreefelicito,,,y mamá geninne...puedo imaginarme cuán orgullosa estás!!!!un amor los dos!!!!!!!!!muchos besos!!!!

2/09/2010 7:27 AM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Wow! To have that ability and style at the age of 12!!! Congratulations to the two of you!!!

2/09/2010 7:35 AM  
Anonymous kristy said...

what an amazing young artist.

2/09/2010 8:29 AM  
Blogger Eline said...

Hi Geninne, is it through that you did the e-course 'blogging your way' from the decor8 blog. Or are you just a natural blog-talent? :) You do all the things on your blog that we learn in class at the moment! Many people loved your blog, when we had to pick the nicest blogs around. You and your blog are such an inspiration! Thanks.

2/09/2010 8:53 AM  
Blogger LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Wow! What natural and great talent you son has. How old is he?

2/09/2010 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we say in Newfoundland: What's in the cat is in the kitten.

Well done, Daniel!


2/09/2010 12:36 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

I was telling Margie of Resurrection Fern that talent is in her family because of her daughter's illustrated book.And I can see in yours is just the same.Talent runs the family.What a beautiful illustration!And how mum is inspiring her son!Congratulations Daniel.Ariadne from Greece!

2/09/2010 2:11 PM  
Blogger void said...

very nice work -- I've always found watercolors to be such a difficult medium. Good to see them handled so well by such a young person.

2/09/2010 2:13 PM  
Blogger simply blue said...

Fabulous! I love them! Like Mom, like son.

2/09/2010 2:50 PM  
Anonymous kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

wow. your son takes right after you. What a talent :) Totally impressed. I hope he sells out.

2/09/2010 3:45 PM  
Blogger Krys said...

Oh wow - he's done a great job! I would be proud to have these in my home! :) Good luck Daniel!

2/09/2010 7:03 PM  
Anonymous susaninfrance/texas said...

i never comment as i read through google, but wow has he got talent--can't imagine where he got it ;)

He is amaaazing....really. I'm going to get one for my son, who is only 7 but loves drawing so much that he fills books and books and books -- and then more--with his very unique drawings...he'll love it.

2/09/2010 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Claudia Martins said...

Wonderfully done!

2/10/2010 7:34 AM  
Blogger Aly B said...

That is the sweetest story! And Daniel's birds are so vibrant and charming =) I think I'll be popping over to your store soon

2/10/2010 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Ella said...

oh my goodness. i saw this in your shop recently and assumed it was one of yours. i am utterly impressed with your boy. clearly you are an inspiration to him.

2/10/2010 7:46 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

These are fantastic! Way to go, Daniel!

2/10/2010 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Nature Photography said...

amazing, you and your son has such a beautiful talent. i cant believe that its made by a 12yr old boy. the paintings are really fabulous. Congratulations to both of you.

2/10/2010 2:20 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Simply amazing for a 12 year old boy!! No doubt about where he gets his talent!!

aka AudreyGardenLady

2/12/2010 10:22 AM  
Blogger Nina Crittenden said...

Nice Work, Daniel! The apple didn't fall far from the tree! :)

2/12/2010 11:55 AM  
Blogger Carol & Eddy said...

Wow, Daniel, well done. Lovely colours! The birds are all so beautiful.

2/13/2010 7:35 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I love birds and I love them... beautiful work, Daniel! Thanks to your mom for letting us behold them too!

2/15/2010 12:58 PM  
Blogger missy said...

hello, i found myself here after following a link on resurrection fern. what a lovely blog you have here, so happy to discover it! love love love all the birdssss, wheee! =D

and daniel, your painting is wonderful! the colors on 'fig. 5' are especially fabulous, i think. =)

2/16/2010 11:36 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Your son is so talented. Those are amazing. Wow.

2/19/2010 2:01 PM  
Anonymous violette said...

wow....what an amazing artist he is.....congrats to him!

Love, Violette

2/22/2010 6:28 PM  
Blogger suzanne cabrera said...

INCREDIBLE...GORGEOUS! Unfortunately, Geninne, it has been far too long since I visited your blog. I need to not forget how inspiring a visit here is!

2/28/2010 5:15 AM  
Blogger Gretta said...

WOW! Good work, he's got some talent!

3/06/2010 10:05 AM  
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3/14/2010 7:49 PM  
Blogger me ann my camera said...

How very wonderful this artwork is. The colour iso very attractive! Ann

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