|Baseball in Texas by Heather Bruce Harper|
Since baseball has always been one of my sister's favorite sports, the fondness of it spilled over into her art. The picture drawn here is that of a young man she knew in high school.
The Wind-Up (Bart) by Heather Bruce Harper
|Contemplation. © Heather Bruce Harper|
One area where we differ is that she has an intense interest in sports that we attribute to our dad. Don't get me wrong - I'm just not that knowledgeable about it. Growing up, she bonded with Dad in watching football and baseball, or going fishing - things of that nature. My bonds with my Dad were more in the area of him reading a book, and wanting to discuss it with me. So he and I bonded more over ideas I think. Where I think my sister and I both really bonded with our dad was through Art, which he also enjoyed greatly.
My sister drew the Baseball In Texas picture shown above, based on her love for baseball, inspired by her Alma Mater. Does the burnt orange give that away? And of course I would venture to say inspired by our Dad in his way. (UT was also his Alma Mater - another bond they share.)
I asked to take a picture of it before it changes hands to its new owner very soon. I'm not into nepotism; I just know that my sister has talent and that's all there is to it.
Here is a recent pendant design for a jazz fan:
|Jazz Trumpet pendant by Heather Bruce Harper|