Budding Young Talent
Fresh from their morning art class at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena just down the street from the Studio, Melissa brought her girls in for a visit to the Studio.
The girls instantly sought out the best parts of any office. After filling coffee cups with packing peanuts for a make-believe tea party they each took a seat across from one another with a piece of paper and a pen.
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Days earlier Melissa shared her latest work, which she keeps with her in a small leather sketchbook. I was amazed by page after page of meticulous dots and strokes that shaped the designs that will soon take on a life of their own to form the next Tulisan collection.
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Melissa’s oldest, Miya worked diligently and quietly, looking up from time to time to survey the room. After some time, she came around the desk and presented me with a sketch that was neatly fastened with a gold coiled paper clip.
Miya’s subject, a carefully shaded tree with tiny dotted leaves mirrored some of the things I had seen in Melissa’s sketchbook.
I think we may have a third generation contibuting to Tulisan very soon…
– Kaitlin McIntyre