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Re: First-time Painters..an objective choice

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Artystyc3
Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:58:24 EST


Larry-
Interesting conversation.
Let me approach it as to say only what I know in my soul. ( not my intellect)
Art always came "easier" for me because of my singlemindedness and my passion
to create the new and challenging. I was willing to take on the "impossible"
because
I knew with determination-I would succeed. I "knew " from an early age- I was
an artist, before anyone confirmed it.....I loved to draw.
My son has my abilities- but lacks the self-discipline to become all he could
be.
The scripture says-" Without a vision, the people perish".
One must see potential, be aware of a gift ...AND..... be willing to become
an apprentice. To come under the disciplines of those that have traveled the
road before and be passionate to see the outcome of training and growth.
I can train anyone to draw...but I can't make them passionate about
discipline.
I can show the work of other artist's and discuss what drives them to create,
but I can't create that fire in a student, if they're not willing to invest.
It's particularly tough with today's kids...they want it ...FAST-EASY-and
RIGHT NOW!
I work in my classroom to show the hundreds of steps between an idea and
a finished work of excellence. Many are not willing to invest and I see them
opting out to the pressures their parents put on them to find a "career with
good pay". Education has MANY facets...it's bigger than the students, as we
well know.
But the most frustrating aspect of my job is to see waisted talent.
Patti-Artystyc3

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