“You have a gift.
Perhaps you have thought it was in your hands.
Your gift is in your vision.
Your gift is not in the brush stroke, the pencil line, the shaping of clay; it is in the seeing. Vision cannot be learned. Perhaps you have thought your gift would make the art itself easy.
It only makes it necessary.
As you struggle for breath, you will struggle to give your vision shape and form, to move from inspiration to incarnation.
Perhaps you have feared there is no room in the work for artists.
Your gift makes meaning for others. You inform them, entertain them, prod them, and provoke them. You show them hope and truth. Your vision and your work honor them.
You have a gift.
I copied this quote in to my high school senior year sketchbook 13 years ago.
Honus Wagner, was born on Feb. 24, 1874. I read several websites and became quite intrigued by, “The Flying Dutchman,” not only for his natural ability and statistics, but for his passion for the game and respect for his fans.
“Known as the “Mona Lisa of baseball cards” the Honus Wagner baseball card was printed in 1909 by the Piedmont Cigarette Company as part of a tobacco promotion, but was recalled almost immediately at the request of Honus Wagner, who objected because he did not want to set a bad example for children.”about.com
These cards are so rare, a near mint condition baseball card was sold at auction for $2.8 million in 2007.
Johnny Winter was born on February 23, 1944. If you don’t know about Johnny Winter, he’s worth checking out. He is an incredible blues guitarist and singer.
Happy BDAY Johnny.
I remember being fascinated by the Guinness Book of World Records when I was in elementary school. One record that stood out to me was Robert Wadlow. He was the tallest man at a staggering height of 8 feet 11 inches. Amazing!
Here’s to you Robert Wadlow. Happy Birthday! He would be 95 today.
“Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation. He is seen as an environmental folk hero and a symbol of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park.”sierraclub.com
Ansel Adams would be 111 years old today.
This was one of my first caricatures I did back in college of Benecio Del Toro. The drawing is barely larger than a thumbnail sketch, but what really stands out is the type, “Toro Toro.” The font was from a letraset sleeve one of my favorite professors, Bill Womack, gave me several months before he passed away.
I could not pass up drawing some caricatures of a few United States Presidents on President’s Day.
This sketch is going to turn into an illustration that I’ve been wanting to do for some time inspired by the movie Pulp Fiction. Stay tuned.
Happy Birthday John Travolta!
my cousin bought me the Green Day dookie cd for my 12th birthday. it was one of my first cd’s I ever owned. i was so intrigued by the cover art i tried to draw it a few times. i wish i still had some of those drawings. they were hilarious. anyway…
Happy Birthday Billie Joe Armstrong!