By: Alyssa Nicole Livingston
Alyssa is an 8th grade student at South Forsythe Middle School, Georgia. Aside from her myriad of artistic talents, Alyssa is a promising writer. It is always an honor to showcase the work of young talent.
Written and Illustrated by 15 year old Brandi M. Brandi loves poetry and art and plans on majoring in art when she is old enough to attend college. She also loves dogs, the ocean and her mom. 🙂
“Dragon Flying in the Mountains” by Kai D, 10 years old
Kai loves dragons, elephants and cheetahs; geography, playing violin and riding his bike. He says, “I like to build with LEGOS because they are fun and easy to take apart.” This creative and enterprising young talent is also writing a book entitled, “Claws of the Sky”.
I watch our son create
Young boy smart and free
in his imagination
I am like him
a child dreaming
full of wonder
I pray his dreams come true
The world often is not
wild ideas and yet
We are forever inspired by our children.
At almost 8 years old, Ming drew this dynamic picture to illustrate a book she was writing. She says, “I have an awesome brain in my head!” We couldn’t agree more. Ming also loves school, art and playing violin.
My pet is a dog. His name is Toby.
He likes to play and he is really friendly. He gets really excited when new people come to our house and he jumps on them a lot and sometimes, people get scared of him a lot.
This adorable piece was written and illustrated by Sophia L. at age 6. The imaginations never cease to amaze us. There is just so much going on in those little heads!
At the time, Sophia was a Brownie. Her troop was a member of the GirlScouts of Southeast Florida. We thank Sophia’s mom, Melanie, for allowing us to share this piece.
Do you have child that loves to write and draw? Send them our way. We’ll do what we can to help promote and encourage them… firstname.lastname@example.org
This poem was featured as winner of a Poetry Contest in a national women’s magazine in 2013. The (eye) artwork is also Bianca’s. She has since moved on to college where she continues her studies, writing and love of the arts.
YA Fantasy Art
Raquel is a 2nd year college student who is a whiz at math and loves art, music, nature and animals. She is also a huge fan of stand-up comedy and Sherlock Holmes. We love the whimsy that Raquel brings to this illustration, pushing the boundaries and stepping outside the comfort zone. We are so glad we searched our archives to find this.
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” – Dr. Seuss