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Lesson Plans


Artistic Growth & first- time painters

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gregjuli
Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:55:04 -0600


HI all,
I didn't think I wanted to venture into this topic but here it goes (
ok,
Judy
G. stop laughing).

Larry, it seems to me that you found something that you were very
dedicated
to
and put your heart and soul into it. And yes, I'm sure it wasn't easy.
But
you
did what Joseph suggested- find what you do best and stick with it.
Now,
about
it being easy or not for artists, that could be discussed to death. For
you
it
wasn't ,for others maybe it is not as much as a struggle. We are all
too
different for a one-size fits all receipe.

How do we find out what one does the best? Some it takes a lifetime and

others
know from early years. And I some Olympic athletes do know from early
years.
Many of them start their training early on life. They excell in a
particular
area as a youth and train for years to become ( hopefully) one of the
best.

What I really wanted to bring up (here's goes my digression) was that
recently
I read an article about how most artists don't reach their peak till
later
years ( 50 and up). This is also exactly what one of my art professors

also
told me may years ago.
Studies seem to show that writers have peaked earlier in life while many

visual
artists don't hit their high till later in life. Maybe that is why
Larry
you
have felt so much anguish. It wasn't your time. But them I'm only
guessing
on
your age.

Good Luck to you in your artistic endeavors Larry.
Joseph-Thanks for the food for thought.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday break ( especially all of you
feeling
burn-out!)

MaryB

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