Continuing on from last week’s post and my stated interest in my final ethics paper, I’d like to learn more about art. I am a pretty good sidewalk chalk artist! No really, I believe at my lovely age (wanna guess?), learning creative ways and techniques to spark new interests is good for the soul. This is just the beginning!
What Shall Adorn The Driveway Today?
I have a goal to visit Hawaii, and am hopeful to see some of Walfrido Garcia’s works. Walfrido’s website has really cool visuals and videos for your viewing pleasure. I absolutely love this painting (see below) and it puts us right into today’s beauty and the week’s incredible weather forecast right here in Des Moines, Iowa!
“Summer” by Walfrido
My son Jake is a talented artist. I am hopeful his future will open the eyes and minds of others as his works get noticed. For now, he is making his money working at Jimmy John’s Update February 2019: Jake’s still working one day a week for JJ, but he is working full-time at the Animal Rescue League!
Like many of life’s passions and callings, artistic ability is a a combination of both talent and practice. It is true that some people are predisposed to specific skills. Jake’s been drawing for 20+ years!?! when he could use a pencil to draw beginning at age 4. He practices a lot and has since 1st grade. For example, instead of doing math in 2nd grade, he’d draw wild creature-like numbers! His teacher(s) always let us parents know what he was doing as opposed to what he wasn’t (this lasted all the way through high school graduation!)
Some people are good at drawing, and some at painting. Some at writing, and some at speaking. Some at knitting, some at crocheting. Some at playing guitar, some at the piano. Some at biking, some at running. On and on. Many people are multi-talented and can engage at anything!
I truly believe you can be good at whatever you do or want to do if you tap into your passion, your skill set, and your mindset along with a good dose of emotional intelligence. Practice does make perfect in the eyes of the beholder or the eyes of the person who believes in the beholder: yourself perhaps!
Eyes are difficult to draw
More on Jake’s artistic drawing talent in the future of my creative writing blog. Have a beautiful and creative day! Take time to get some chalk, find a good place, and have fun drawing!
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