Let creativity live


Art is Art. Everything else is everything else.  (Ad Reinhardt)

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Pencil drawing by the Karate Kid. Can you see  what influenced this drawing? Recognise the text below?

Since my modest start in the blogosphere I have come across several bloggers who use their own drawings as illustrations in their postings. This adds a personal touch to their blogs that by far surpasses photos. Like this blogger/artist: Blessang, I am extremely jealous of her and everyone else who can draw! I used to doodle about with pencils and crayons myself, when I was young, but my love for art was killed in me by my surroundings. “Concentrate on academics”, they said. I don’t know if I had any talent, I quit doing what I loved way before I could ever find out if this was something I could succeed at.

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The Karate Kid. I have shamelessly stolen this pic off his facebook 🙂

Seeing my son, the Karate Kid, draw, paint, color and all the other art projects he tries out, makes my heart sing. I am determined that no one is allowed to discourage his love for arts, or his creativity. I want my son to be able to pursue an education, and possibly a career in whatever makes him happy. I do not want him to put off his passions until he’s 40 – like his mom did.

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I collect the drawings he gives me. Here is some that I am ready to frame.

I have no idea if he has any talent. All I know is that he loves what he does. The funny thing is; he is also doing great in school, despite me encouraging him in his arts. Contrary to what seemed to be popular belief when I was young, that arts was a distraction from academics, I believe that allowing and encouraging our young to do what they are passionate about will play a positive factor in academics. It is easier and more fun for the Kid to solve excruciatingly boring math problems when he can decorate it with a small drawing on the side.

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I love this one. Would make a wonderful illustration for a fantasy story, don’t you think?

Please, if you are lucky enough to have an artist in your family – don’t kill the creativity!

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Here he is trying out Kawaii. I have no idea what the cat is saying, I hope it’s nothing dirty (the Kid is at that age, and he takes after his mom…)

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Painting I got for mothers day:-)

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His influences varies greatly

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The Kid made dream catcher earrings for my birthday

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11 comments on “Let creativity live

  1. Oh wow thanks for the shout out!

    This is lovely – you definitely have the right approach! I was lucky because my parents always encouraged my art 🙂 even though that it is not the path I chose for my career I still paint and draw and I’m so grateful for having that! Great post 🙂

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  2. These are amazing! He IS really talented. I can relate so much to you. My Son is also into arts, drawing, and animation. I feel the same way — I encourage him to follow his passion. You’re doing a great job!

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