On May 15, 2015, I won First Place in the Middle School division for 3-D art in the Denison Performing Arts annual “Young at Art” competition. My artwork was a bird carved out of cedar wood.
It was a real surprise and honor to have won this award. This was my first art submission in a contest.
I have always had an interest in art. This semester I had an outstanding art class in a local co-op, studying famous artists and their works. I also have always had an interest in wood working. My dad has an extensive collection of wood working tools in his shop, and this winter helped me get started on carving blocks of wood on the band-saw, and then finishing the sculptures with a Dremel tool.
Homeschooling helped me in my artwork because when you are homeschooled, you are free to choose from many different art tools and techniques and can try new things. Having a flexible homeschool schedule also allowed me to work with my dad in the wood shop around his schedule. Homeschooling also allows for one-on-one time with the teacher (my dad in this case), and you are not rushed for time to complete a project.
My next wood carving project is a dolphin. I plan to continue studying art – both 2D and 3D.
My favorite subjects are art, reading, and math.
The photo was taken on May 15, 2015 at the Chase Bank in downtown Denison, Texas where the Denison Performing Arts awards ceremony was held.