Wednesday, November 23, 2011

finding my inner artist

“The world is but a canvas to our imaginations.”
Henry David Thoreau

On Monday night during my short visit to Cayman Brac I saw my dear friend Aidan, he is 7 years old and I know him from 5 months old, around this time...

He has grown so much since then, now 7, he is a very imaginative boy that loves animals, the ocean and it's a fantastic swimmer as well.

much recent photo of Aidan
But he is also in that phase when he is shy at the first encounter, even though he knows me, he always plays is it "hard to get" at the beginning, until a few minutes later he grows out of that and he is himself again.

Well, Monday was not an exception, as soon as he saw me, he covered his face with his sweatshirt, of course, I still grabbed him and hugged him.

So his Mom (and my friend) Liesel said to him: aren't you going to ask her what you want?

Minutes later, he found his "not really lost" courage and we had this conversation :

Aidan- "My Mom says you are a pretty good artist, would you paint me something for Christmas?"

Me- Well, if I can, sure! What would you like?

Aidan- I want you to paint me a American Bald Eagle, flying on top of some pine trees, with flowers, grass and a house, mountains.... [and he kept on going with a whole bunch of things, that I can't even remember].

Me- Oh my, not sure if I am that good of an artist, but I could try!!!!

Now, I'm in trouble, because I really don't want to disappoint him by not doing it for him, but also I am afraid to disappoint him by not doing a good job with the painting...

Anyway, I am going to try my best and do it anyway, hopefully he will love it and with this I will be able to find my inner artist once again!

Will share my progress and the final work of art when I have it!

Happy Wednesday :)

6 commented; now it's your turn!:

bobo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job :D

I would love to see it when it's done. That is if he doesn't mind sharing his gift with us.

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is so sweet of him to ask you, and I'm sure he'll absolutely love it no matter what, since it comes from your heart.

Bonnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think this is an absolutely adorable story! He sounds like a sweet kid.
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God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness Mariasol, go for it! I'm sure he'll be deligthed. I recently learnt a little lesson about my own judgement of whether my art or photography is "good enough" or not. A few months ago I scrapped a photo - thinking the light wasn't good enough. Well recently, since I was just gonna scrap it, I decided to play with it and made it black and white. Well guess what, it's the fundraising card that has made the most money AND it made it to the front of Etsy via a treasury list!! Sometimes it's just about getting our "usual" selves out of the way and have fun. I hope you will share the result on the blog.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aiden is one swell looking kiddo!! Looks like you've got a real challenge goin on there!! I haven't seen any of your artworks, so perhaps it will be a snap for you! Hope so!! Happy Thanksgiving even tho your in the Camens! ...debbie

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Draw the picture. You'll make Aiden happy and also you'll have a blog post for that day!

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