A Passion and Release

I was intrigued by art at a very young age.  When we went away, my Grandparents always had paper, pens and pencils on hand so I could do my "artwork."  Life would go on around me and I would be busy making pictures for people that were there visiting.

In Grade school, I was fortunate enough to have 2 teachers that were passionate about art.  One in grade 5 that got me into drama, choir, art, and much more. I really think that was my best and favourite year.

Then in Grade 8, my teacher was an avid art lover and taught us somethings that I've never forgotten.

I took art through high school as well and even sat and had my lunches with my art teacher while discussing art.  He told me the history of art and I listened like it was a one on one lesson.  Later in life, I would run into him and every time he'd ask if I was still doing my artwork and I could proudly say yes.  I'm not Picasso, but I'm enjoying it and that is what matters.  I hope he's still alive.

Now on my own, I have painting, sketching, pastels, and all kinds of professional items.  I'm just in the process of rearranging my very small apartment so I can enjoy my art and other crafts.

Art is a passion and a release from the stressors of life.  It's thanks to these 3 men that I have the art knowledge, but moreso passion, that I do.

Sheri1969 Sheri1969
36-40, F
2 Responses Jul 29, 2009

Although I cannot draw I appreciate art in all its forms I believe a doodle can be art my own experience, in a one moment I seized a pen and began buillding up a plant, remember pontillism. I admire any individual who can draw your story was a joy to read and to have enthusiastic teachers is something all pupils recall.

Nice story Sheri. I wonder, when is the stage when (having been a beneficiary in the past), it is time for you to go out and become a benefactor. Just a thought!<br />
Sounds like there may be another level of satisfaction in it for you.