Thursday, September 20, 2007

Youb Scared the Pants of Tut?

I bet you'll never guess what this means?! My husband and his band are going on tour in Europe very soon and since the best deal we could get for phone calls was still very expensive we decided to try texting each other. Now I don't know about you but, this is new to me. Even following the manual I've still been a bit confused, so needless to say he's gotten a few cryptic messages, like I'm thimmling of youb! and Youb scared the pants of Tut! I'm starting to get the hang of it now, I actually sent one off spelled correctly today! Ahhh, technology...

Do you remember that moment of self discovery (no, not THAT one) the HEY I'm an ARTIST one! Have you ever sat down and pegged that singular point in time when you first discovered you were an artist? It's funny how things turn out, I remember the exact moment it happened to me! When I was a kid I looked forward to the Sunday paper because that's when the full color comic strips were out. (Ok, ok lets just say I was born sometime in the 60's) I poured over every one and after reading them I found myself studying them, really dissecting every frame, the solid blocks of color and basic line drawings were just the coolest thing! My Aunt always saved the white cardboard inserts that pantyhose used to come folded around, I loved to draw on them. I could spend hours just doodling and trying to copy those comics, then that day finally came, I drew the exact likeness of Dagwood's Blondie! All the comic book characters still fascinate me.

I had never felt such exhilaration or been so proud of myself! I think the single most important thing you can do is to Discover your talent in what ever field it may lie. Talent comes in so many ways, shapes and forms and I believe it is your duty to yourself and others to recognise it and then apply it. I mean what if Michaelangelo had decided to be a farmer instead? (nothing againt farmers mind you, but that wasn't where his talent was.)

Wouldn't we all be the lesser for it?!