“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso
I used to be a kid of art. The very first art activity that I did at the age of 5 or 6 was hand lettering. I was even inspired to do it over and over again when I saw how my mother (primarily), teachers and classmates were so impressed by my creative handwriting. The next thing I knew, I was the class secretary almost every year and even – became a part of slogan-making contest (through peer pressure) during our girl’s scout troop camping activity and luckily won the first prize.
It didn’t stop there. I took Civil Technology over Culinary Arts and Computer Class in high school, just because I wanted to develop my art skills. It was then when I have also realized that I wasn’t good in freehand drawing but almost mastered technical drawing or drafting as I was among of the best students in our Civil Tech class. I even drafted a sketch of my dream house. Too bad though as it was among of my personal memorabilia, including my baby picture and a few love letters (giggles) that had been washed away due to the typhoon Reming in 2006. I wanted to take Architecture or Civil Engineering when I entered college but I was half-hearted because there were hearsay spreading that the course had a very high band score requirement, so I took Communication Arts instead as I was more confident of my English than Math skills.
There’s a little part of me that wanted to go back and refresh that page of my life so I could choose architecture over journalism but I think it’s better this way because communication is very versatile, it gives me an option to choose from one field or industry to another. Plus, opportunities are huge.
Anyhows, I’m fussing about art today because I’ve been to art and antique shops slash restos last weekend. And I left the place with hearts all over me! There were lots of beautiful art crafts to photograph but I only chose the ones I love and here they are:
So, my question now is, why I wasn’t born a good singer or a great dancer? LOL. That’s the form of art that I think I will forever regret not having – ’cause I don’t have a special talent at all.