my 2 P’s

March 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm 22 comments

Today I have decided to post a project that is near and dear to my heart. Yes, it involves my two children – Peyton and Sydnee Pee.

I have always loved my children’s art work – I have posted many of Peyton’s projects – even dedicated a post to three of my favorites, two of which can be recognized as my gravatars –

Unfortunately, Peyton is not producing much art these days. His curriculum in school is all academic based, so art is not a consideration for at least another year, or so……. BUT, I came up with a plan. Why not commission a piece of art? I may not be a Rockefeller or a Carnegie, but I am a mom and I love art and he is my favorite artiste, other than his big bro Jordan.

Peyton and I have discussed for quite sometime that we need a portrait of his sister to hang on the wall. Sydnee is very beautiful – her mix of German Shepard and Akita has gifted her an unusual mix of colors – oranges, tans, browns, ivories, a splotch of black and pink here and there. She has orange eyelashes, brown eyes, which depending on the natural light, look dark brown or light amber. She has unusually large ears, three paws and an upturned tail.

There is one photo in particular, which we agree to be the perfect likeness – eyes open, upright ears, a big smile – the kind of photo you always try to capture but somehow ‘just miss’. Thanks to my I-phone I got it snapped! Here it is –

Sydnee Pee

Sydnee Pee

So without further adieu, I present to you Peyton’s talent from start to finish –

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As one can see, Peyton loves color. He has always had a way of seeing beauty and bright color in just about everything, which is a trait I absolutely adore and admire (and one that brightens his mom’s life).

I am currently in the hunt for the perfect frame and Peyton is trying to decide on his next project. (Chances are it will be Pee, again) By the way, in case you were wondering what sort of payment was agreed upon for Peyton’s commission – all I can say is we are still deciding upon the terms, though I do believe there was “some mention” of international exposure:)

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  • 1. blackandwrite  |  March 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    You have quite the artist at home…very nice work and Sydnee Pee is beautiful as well. Its so nice to see she is with people that lover her. 🙂

    • 2. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      You have no idea – she is the center of our universe. Or maybe I should say she makes her way into the center of our universe. I will pass your compliment onto my son. He is the family Van Gogh.

      • 3. blackandwrite  |  March 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

        Van Gogh is, and always has been (since I was in my early teens) my favorite artist. Maybe someday he will be listed among the greats. You should be proud. 🙂

      • 4. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

        I am. Peyton’s favorite artist is Van Gogh. We had the chance to see some of his original pieces at the Bellagio in Las Vegas (our friend Bill took us). Peyton stood there and cried. He was probably 10 at the time. Bill always encouraged Peyton to paint/draw and commissioned him to do a Starry Night. When Bill passed away, Peyton asked for his Starry Night back.

  • 5. WB  |  March 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Very good. It’s cool to see the evolution of the work.

    • 6. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you. I will pass your kind words on to the man himself. 🙂

      • 7. WB  |  March 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

        You’re welcome. Pass it on for me. Thanks.

  • 8. unlovingyou  |  March 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    wow what a talented son you have!!!

    • 9. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Yeh, I do have quite the muffins of studs living in my house. I have the hot hairy chick and the hot stud muffins. What can I say, I am surrounded by hotness. But, for the next three weeks it is just the hairy girl and the forlorn girl. Boys are with dad for Spring Break.

  • 10. merbear74  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:01 pm


    • 11. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks. I will let the Van Gogh knogh – oops I mean know.

      • 12. merbear74  |  March 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm


  • 13. keladelaide  |  March 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Awesome awesomeness! Does Peyton do drawings from his mind’s eye as well as from photos? I would like to publish in the future so, if he was willing, he may just get that international exposure.

    • 14. words4jp  |  March 15, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Yes, he does. My picture – the eagle was done from memory when he was 9. He has an awesome piece called Wild Thing which he said was inspired by Maurice Sendak and a really cool pic of a dancing guy. I call him Mr. Bo Jangles. His deer was drawn under the tutelage of his grandfather who is an artist. My mom was an artist – the type of graphic art you see in fashion, but she never got the chance to work with him. I guess you can say we have lots of art genes in the family:)

      • 15. keladelaide  |  March 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

        I love art but cannot draw to save myself unless stick figues count. When I am ready to go down the publishing path will let you know.

  • 16. Lunch Sketch  |  March 17, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Well done Peyton. You made Sydney Pee look good! I’m sure he was impressed 🙂
    The use of colour escapes me … so again I say well done!

  • 17. Wiley Schmidt  |  March 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Wow, Syndney Pee is lucky to have such a good artist as a parent! I wonder what your portrait of me would look like.

    • 18. words4jp  |  March 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Hi there – you look a little like Sydnee Pee – I bet my son could make a really sweet portrait of you. You are a cutie:)

      • 19. Wiley Schmidt  |  March 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

        Really? If your son could make a portrait of me, I would most definitely feature it on my blog!!!! I would be honored. No pressure though….just dreamin. 🙂

      • 20. words4jp  |  March 17, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        I think he would be honored. I will not be seeing him for the next three weeks – Spring Break with his dad, brother and step mom/sisters – but I know he will be more than happy to! Peyton loves dogs.

      • 21. Wiley Schmidt  |  March 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

        My goodness gracious…that blog post will write itself with such beauty in art. Anything Peyton can do would be so greatly appreciated!!! High paw to you and your family! Shine on!

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