This past month I haven spent time reading and re-reading college applications, yet again — this time for Jessie. But the time I have spent is nothing in comparison to the hours of work Jessie has put into her first college application. She is applying in the early decision phase to Carnegie Mellon University, in hopes that God is leading her to join Rachel there next fall. She has poured over her art pieces; having them photographed in high quality images in order to be uploaded to the online portfolio, writing unique descriptions for each and creating PDF files of sketchbooks and other design-related pieces she has created. I am so proud of the artist that she is, multi-talented both on paper/handheld mediums and on software applications like PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
Here are Sean and I pictured with Jessie at last spring’s art exhibition at TIS. Also pictured, Jessie with the wall of her artwork behind and “The Flying Parrot”, one of my favorite pieces. This piece involved drawing the parrot in colored pens, then cutting it out and placing it on a new background. Next, Jessie glued crayola crayons to each tip of the wings and used a heat gun to melt the crayons and give the appearance of flight!