Thursday, September 24, 2020

A Special Gift

 


There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.  There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. ~1 Corinthians 12:4-5

Our oldest granddaughter, Virginia Rose, has always loved to draw.  We can tell by the time she is five that she has a blossoming gift for art.  Although she still creates many drawings using pencil and paper, Virginia's latest passion is using the program, IbisPaintX, to create characters and objects on her tablet.

Virginia uses her finger to do both the outlines of her drawings, and to color them in.  When she sends some of these to her Papa and me, we are both duly impressed.  I tell Virginia that I would like to feature her art in a blog, and she is beside herself with excitement!  Promptly, she forwards me the drawings she considers to be her favorites.  All those featured here are original works.









Now, these might be Virginia's favorites, but the following one is mine.  She does admit that she used a tutorial to get the eye just right, but tutorial or not, I think this is pretty stunning.


Yes, it seems God has blessed our granddaughter with a special and exceptional gift, one I hope she'll continue to pursue and develop as time goes on.  May Virginia, and her talent, grow in the grace and love of the Lord!

Amen!

32 comments:

  1. These are truly wonderful. What a talent. To draw and paint like that with her fingers. I'll look up the program. Wonder if it works on the PC. Thanx for this cheerful post, Martha ... and Virginia Rose. I like the "Save the earth" best.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments here, Victor! I don't know if this program works on a "normal" PC, but it's worth checking out.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. These are all fantastic, Virginia Rose is very talented indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Martha! I will be sure to tell Virginia. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  3. I get so excited when young ones show an interest in art!! I hope there is an art museum close to them that offers children's programs and hope she is able to participate now and then. She definitely has talent!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Terri, I'm not sure if there is an art museum, but seeing as it's Myrtle Beach, there just might be one there. It would be fantastic if Virginia could attend art classes. I'm so glad you think she has talent, too!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Oh, those are fantastic! Yes, Virginia definitely has a gift, and I do hope she will continue to use it and develop it as she grows. I hope there will be a teacher/mentor who will notice her talent and encourage her to pursue it. Really amazing what they can do on their tablets, etc. I love this...and that eye is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is amazing what kids can do on their tablets these days, Pamela. I'm so happy that Virginia uses it for drawing much more than for playing silly games. Glad you think she has a gift for art, too, and it is my prayer she will continue to develop it.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Wonderful!!! That eye is so very realistic. My personal favorite is #1 -- not so much the unicorn, but the foggy, dream-like background. It seems to beckon. Way to go, Virginia!

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    1. The eye is quite realistic, isn't it, Myra? I'll be sure to tell Virginia how much you loved the first drawing - yes, the background is something else!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Wow!!! Your granddaughter is so talented. Maybe she will grow up to be a graphic designer. That is wonderful. And good for you for encouraging her God-given talent.

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    1. I would love it if Virginia would go into graphic design one day, Laurie. Right now, her dream is to study space, so we will see about that one. Thanks for your kind words about her talent, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. What a gifted, beautiful girl she is. And you are so right about your favorite. That eye is special. She captured they eye meticulously! Keep on drawing, Virginia! We want to see more! Thank you Martha for sharing her with us all!

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    1. I'm so thankful, Diane, for your words of praise for Virginia! She does have a gift from God, and we all hope she will continue to develop this. Her mother will make sure she sees these positive comments, and that can go far to encourage a child in seeking new heights of creativty.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. These are wonderful, and creative! If you do make a website for her I'd like the address!

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    1. Ed, Virginia does have a kid-friendly YouTube channel where she occasionally posts, but since school has started in earnest, she's not doing much of that. I will be glad to share more of her creations here in the future. So glad you loved her drawings!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Miss Virginia Rose is phenomenal! Such creativity, use of light. Spectacular. Please thank this young lady for sharing her talents and insights with us today. Isn't it amazing how God gives each of us unique talents when He creates us. Then, he mixes those with spiritual gifts, as we grow as Christians; and suddenly, we can see how all of His plans come together to serve Him and shine His light into this world. Miss Virginia Rose's light is getting brighter with each day. :-) Thank you for sharing this special gift with us.

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    1. Oh, and that's my constant prayer, J. D., that Virginia's light will continue to shine brightly in this world of darkness, that her creativity will speak to hearts that don't yet know the love God has for them. I know that her mom will be sharing these comments with her, and this is exactly what she needs to read. May she grow in grace and in the love of God!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. I am not a talent agent but I see a blossoming talent. I have this sneaking suspicion Gammy might just help that along. :)

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    1. I would love to be of help to Virginia, Bill, but I think God has adequately and blessedly placed her on the path to realize her dreams and talents. Of course, I will continue to encourage her, as her mom and dad will do, and we will leave it up to the Lord as to how He uses her talents to spread His glorious Word.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Martha, I love seeing young women using the gifts that God has given them. And Virginia has a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, Beckie, I am so proud of Virginia for venturing out and feeling confident that she can create works of value. At the age of 10, that's pretty impressive! All the comments here will go far to encourage and inspire her, and yours is definitely one of them.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. She definitely has a gift! It will be fun to watch through the years how God will use her gift to bless the world.

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    1. Yes, Lisa, that will be fun, indeed! I do hope and pray Virginia's talent will grow into something that glorifies God.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Your granddaughter has such a sweet face. We had an artist in our family when the kids were growing up. He showed signs of it in preschool and it never quit. He's now a 45-year old graphic artist working free lance from his home and doing very well. I wish your granddaughter well!

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    1. Thanks for sharing this inspiring story, Barbara! Yes, I'm hoping there's a future in graphic art for Virginia - she has all the signs of becoming one.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. WOW! You have one talented grand-daughter, and I agree that the eye is the best one of all. But, they are ALL very good. I know you are really looking forward to seeing how God uses Virginia and her talents. May He keeps His protecting, guiding hand upon you all!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl - I think Virginia has a great talent, too! I'm hoping God can use her in a mighty way down the road.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. what a talent. and man is she growing up fast. Lovely young lady!!

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  16. Oh wow! Virginia really does have talent when it comes to drawing. I'm happy that you and Danny are encouraging her to develop her talents--not just in art but in other areas!

    Love and blessings!

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