Each time I see a person painting or drawing I feel envious. I feel the same way when I hear someone play a musical instruments. There was a time when my mother broached up the idea of my learning the piano. I did not know where that idea came from, because we didn't have a piano at home and I never heard neither my parents talk about musical instruments. But I wasn't interested in cutting my playtime to accommodate piano lessons, so I declined. My parents did not push the subject, which made me happy. At around 10 years old, it was guitar lessons. My older brother was willing to teach me and his son who happens to be the same age I am and was in the same class I was. He was very interested. I was interested at first. But I found out that I needed to exert extra effort on account of my short fingers. I persevered for a while, until my fingers started hurting. So I stopped. I picked up the guitar again when I was in college and learned to teach myself. It was the "in" thing to do in college, so I learned to play 2-3 songs and played them over and over again. I even fooled others into believing I can really play.
Anyway, enough of sharing and I'll show you real talent.
The following four images are from my nieces' son, who have shown interest in sketching from an early age. I remember once we were playing Pictionary and he was about 3 years old he insisted he wanted to draw something too. He drew a car and did a marvelous job. He would always sketch something ever since I can remember, he's 16 now. Last year, we were having a little birthday party for a family member in a restaurant and he got bored I believe and started to draw instead of socializing with the oldies. I was nosy and confiscated the napkins where he made his drawings and took a picture for posterity. I'd like to think he has talent and if he's willing to work hard at this, he probably can find something to do later on. After all, he's already passionate about it.
At a street festival last year, I met my husband's co-worker's daughter at the little table they have. My friend, the mother, makes jewelries which she sells at street fairs. The daughter apparently can draw. I'm sure these characters are famous, but I'm not familiar with any of them. Are they anime? The drawings were really good that we bought one which we haven't framed yet, but I think she has potential to make her passion a means of living. I wish her well.
The artist and her works.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY