Laura's first formal art class.
Over the next year she and Mrs. P worked on sketching.
Last fall they took a fun break for another fashion project.
Today Aunt Janice, Emily and I attended the reveal.
Laura took a mid fifties, June Cleaver type evening gown,
and restyled it into a breezy sleeveless dress for a young working woman.
She explained her working sketches for the jewelry and the shoes.
The piece of fabric draped on top of the easel is a fabric remnant, perfect for the shawl.
Laura thinks she may wear it to her school dance tomorrow.
The necklace is mocked up from heavy silver ribbon.
The first shoe rendition was heavy and closed.
Now it's light and airy.
I like her new logo, in the upper left.
Her old logo was LCL in cursive.
This is so classic and streamlined.
I know there will be so many comments on how well they are growing up.
And, they are.
But it takes a village, it really does. Their teachers. My friends. My sister.
Women like Mrs. P.
And a hint I received years ago, from my oldest daughter, who told me, "Thanks for letting me make my mistakes and work through them myself."
I remembered that today when Mrs. P asked Emily if she was worried about starting college in the fall. The answer was an emphatic "No, not at all."
Another one, ready to leave the gate.