I am always amazed by Kethry’s artwork and her summer camp experience was to spend two weeks at the Crocker Art Gallery in downtown Sacramento, the capital of California. The summer camp focused on nurturing her love of all things art and she has a talent and a skill that I could only dream of and which she inherited from her mother and shares with her Aunt Jessica. I had forgotten about the camp, not soon after it ended and found this book upon the kitchen table. The pictures barely do the drawings justice and your background music should be Chop Suey by System of a Down.
This is the cover of the book she made.
Back of the front cover.
Unfinished eighth page.
Unfinished ninth page.
There were four completely blank pages including the inside of the back cover.
The back cover. We let Kethry dye her hair using Kool-Ade. Purple and red which she seems enamored with as most of her artwork and drawings feature women with red or purple hair.
So, I share the same birthday as my daughter Kethry which is amazingly awesome because it means that she will never forget my birthday nor will she ever forget me on her birthday. It is something amazing and magical that we share that cannot be taken away from us and we cannot lose it. So Sunday we had a party for her at Mc Bean Park and sent invitations out to her classmates. I was a little nervous because we had only gotten one RSVP and were not totally sure they were going to show up. Back in September, I took Kethry to one and she was the only classmate of this kid to show up. Sad. So, I was afraid this would happen and it would crush her. I was so glad that I was wrong.
Three kids showed up which was excellent and the parents were excellent. It was as much fun for me with the parents as it was for the kids. We had a kit to make masks and each kid made a mask.
Hardboiled Egg Races!
Kethry made the painting in the picture and Grandma found a place online that made the doll in her hand from the picture she drew. This is some Princess that Kethry saw in a cartoon and likes. Awesomeness!
So, it was really like a second birthday party for me as well. I got a $50 Starbucks gift card! So I get coffee for the next few months!
Kethry drew this map which she says shows the way to Grandpa’s house. The lower purple shaded area is our town with the yellow section being our house and the violet section being Grandma Crystal’s house. The green squiggle are the mountains on the way to SF and the green circle is treasure island with the bridge to San Francisco. Finally the purple circle inside the yellow shaded area is Grandpa’s house. I think Kethry is trying to tell me she wants to go visit her grandfather in San Francisco.