My name is Jonene Ficklin, and I'm a full-time wife, mom, writer, and professional artist. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I use colored pencils, oil paints, and watercolors. I love what I do!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Promoting Young Artists

Have you ever paid attention to the artwork that sometimes shows up on the Google search bar?

Guess what? Someone did it. And sometimes that someone is small.

This year my son entered the Doodle For Google art contest. Sadly, he didn't make it to the finals, but many wonderful young artists did.

If you want to see what these kids did, prepare to be blown away. By the way, they are between ages 5 to 18. Check it out:

And if you vote, they will be eternally grateful. I have already picked my favorites. Now just to narrow it down to only one. (Sigh) This might take a while.

In the K-3 section, it's a toss-up between Region 8's "Jungle Art" and Region 10's "Space Life." Remember, these are very, very tiny kids!

In the Grades 4-6, I'm warring between Region 4's "My Galaxy," and Region 6's "Find Beauty in Everything." Holy smokes, these kids are amazing.

In the grade 7-9 bracket, I absolutely love Region 5's "The Magestic Sea." It is so eye-catching and the creatures are perfect!

And last, in the grade 10-12 bracket, region 7, you have to see the one titled "Illustration."

Can you believe kids did all these? Wow! Our future is in good hands. I feel sorry for the judges.

So . . . which one is your favorite????


  1. cool, going to check it out. Thanks for the link!

  2. Lydia, you're welcome - and prepare to be seriously impressed!

  3. Cool. I will have to check that out.

  4. Angie, I can't believe how even the youngest group has amazing art. Very inspiring!

  5. Wow. These kids are pretty good. :)

  6. Leisha, it will be exciting to see who wins.


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