I’m drawing again :)

My mom used to tease me that I only won a drawing contest when I was 3 years old because of the judge’s misinterpretation of my drawing. In a children’s party we were asked to draw whatever that fascinates us. My mom said when she asked me what I was drawing I answered balloons. Perhaps my drawing was such a mess that the judge who is the father of the birthday celebrant thought of it as an extra-terrestrial object 😉

Whenever I recall my childhood, drawing is always in the picture. In Grade 1, I was always scolded by our teacher because I didn’t pay attention to her discussions. All I did was doodle on my notebook, then my classmates would start gathering around me looking at my drawing. The next thing we hear was the bang on the board – that’s it, I’m busted.

I can’t remember exactly when was the time I started to abandon that hobby. But every time drawing and art cross my path, I  can only think of what our kinder teacher told us, “If you don’t use your God-given talent, He will take it from you”. Then I’d wonder, has He taken it from me already?

After about 18 years, I met a friend who awakened my passion for drawing. I was at what most poets and writers call “the valley” or the lowest point in one’s life when I met him. He was bored in the office, scribbled a man’s portrait and placed it on my table. I smiled looking at his drawing. In my thoughts was the realization that I was too focused on irrelevant things and neglected what could have made me happier.

Since then, I started drawing again. Here are some of my self-declared masterpieces (laugh out loud).

Some people are just capable of bringing out something good in us without them even realizing that they did… – This good friend brought me back into the world of art. His name is Art

Angels don’t just exist in heaven. They are around us in a form of a real friend. This is my friend Angel Oo.

I also challenged myself to paint. And because I am not so kind, I dared myself to come up with a painting using the simplest art material I could grab from the nearest mall at my place – poster paint, brush from an “all items for 20 Baht” shop and black cartolina.  I didn’t do well in overlapping the cartolinas so the line shows. The result is not worth any applause but I just love it.

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4 thoughts on “I’m drawing again :)

  1. wow…simply amazing. Indeed a God-given talent. You have lots of it tonet, and again, you may not notice yourself but you are truly gifted in all aspects “family, friends, lovelife, talents, a job you love etc”. You are truly blessed and acknowledge that for there are those unfortunate ones (ehemm…like your’s truly) who loves doing stuffs as you did but they need more effort to do so…but you, you can do it naturally. May you continue to be an inspiration to us! ^_^

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