Minnesota’s Got Talent

In updating my links page today, I decided that I wanted to share this in an actual blog post…

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I’m pretty sure that for the most part all mother’s are proud of their children and think that their kid is the absolute best, but mine really is!  😉

I am so inspired by my daughter.  She is exquisitely beautiful inside and out, and so very talented.  Even if I wasn’t her mom I would be a huge fan.  I can’t even begin to express how thankful I am to have her for my kid and how much I love her. ♥

We have always been very close and have been through a lot together.  I like to think I know her quite well, although I know there are some things she doesn’t share with me.  Despite my raving reviews here… she’s not perfect ~ none of us are, and every one of us would be embarrassed if everyone saw our flaws, but I truly think the world of her.  

In my own pursuit of creative expression, I am thrilled to see my daughter doing the same.  And in being her biggest fan, I’d like to share some of hers with you.  So if you’ll indulge me…

I’ll start with her music.

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I began inundating her with music by playing instrumental and classical music to my tummy.  🙂  And from the day I brought her home from the hospital I would play it in her nursery whenever she went to bed or down for a nap.

Some of my most precious memories of her as a baby are of her waking up in the morning singing.  Not crying as most babies wake up, but singing.  Not anything intelligible of course, but as she got older she would wake up calling for me in sing song variations of “mommy” ~ omygosh so precious!  ♥

Growing up she was (and still is) terribly shy, so “outsiders” rarely heard her beautiful voice.  In 5th grade she somehow got the nerve to try out for a singing competition at school and won 2nd place!  Then the following year she won 1st place in that same competition.  In 8th grade she tried out for the Minnesota All-State Choir and got in!

But as the teen years go…  and maybe because of insecurities, she didn’t really put herself “out there” much through high school until her senior year when she wrote a song and performed it in front of the entire school ~ a terrifying and triumphant moment!

But singing wasn’t the only musical talent she developed over the years.  She began piano lessons in 2nd grade and almost immediately we noticed what an amazing ear she had.  She can listen to almost any piece of music and before long start plunking out the melody on the piano.  The winter before last, I bought her a violin for her birthday and even though she had never touched a stringed instrument or violin before, she was playing twinkle twinkle little star on it within minutes.  I don’t know… is that normal?

In saying all this… let me share her latest ~ and one of my favorites of her instrumental pieces.  It’s simple, and lovely, and makes me feel things as I listen to it…

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And this next one is of her singing an original piece that she wrote last spring.  We don’t have professional recording software so the sound quality isn’t top notch, and it may not be one of her best vocals, but beautiful just the same…

And I love the lyrics…

Here is a link to her YouTube channel.  She currently has several original pieces including a few covers of her singing other artist’s music.   :D   Check it out if you’d like.

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She hasn’t been doing a whole lot with her music recently though because lately she has been flexing her creative muscles in the ways of photography.  And doing it quite well I might add…

She not only has a good ear, but a good eye as well ~ literally.  This is a photo manipulation she did of her own eye, and “Eye” happen to think it’s pretty cool!

And here are a couple other of her most recent projects…

Here is a link to her deviantART gallery.  She has some very interesting and unique photos, as well as quite a few writings.  Yes, she’s a good writer too!

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Well thank you for letting me share (if not brag) a little about my daughter.  I am very proud of her talents and accomplishments in the way of artistic expression, and can’t wait to see where it all leads to next…

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12 responses to “Minnesota’s Got Talent

  1. Very nice. You should be a proud Momma!!

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  2. As the mother of several, I understand the need to brag about our children. When they do things that are amazing we feel the need to shout to the world, and you should. She is talented, and you as her mother who has feed that creative side should feel proud. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  3. Wow, she’s amazing!

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  4. She is very talented. My husband isn’t home right now. I don’t know if it is possible but I’ll ask if he can download the second one and tinker with it on his recording gear. No promises, But I’ll ask and let you know (if you want)

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    • Thanks, I think so too, but I’m her mom so… it’s nice to hear that others agree. 😉 I’m not sure what you mean by “tinker” but by all means ~ ask and see if your husband thinks something more can be done with it. What I’d really like is if she could record it in a studio somewhere professionally and get her song out there for more of the world to hear. Although I’m not so sure she’d be up for ever having to perform it in front of people because of her shyness.

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      • I don’t know anything about music or recording. He isn’t a professional, it’s a hobby for him. But I do know sometimes people ask him to take their mp3 recordings or something like that and tinker with the recording because he has a studio. He’ll do it for fun on some nights just for something to do.

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      • Oh, sounds like a fun hobby. 🙂 I bought my daughter has some software for her computer that she connects to her keyboard (piano) and is able to do all sorts of cool stuff with, but it looks confusing to me ~ and I like to think of myself as being pretty technologically advanced. I’ll just stick with failing miserably at trying to plunk out a decent sounding musical note from my good old fashioned acoustic guitar. 😉

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  5. I did ask my husband, he said they come over with individual tracks and he puts them together. Sorry. But he did say she is amazing!
    My husband loves his acoustic too! I wish I had any type of musical talent.
    Sorry about that though.
    It’s so nice that you inspire and encourage your daughter with her dreams. She’s talented enough to achieve them!

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