Monday, 13 October 2014
When looking for career advice, I have read that one should look to their childhood passions to rediscover what they should be doing. One of the things I used to enjoy doing was drawing. I was happiest when I had a new pack of felt tip pens and a pad of cartridge paper. There was no pre-drawing with a pencil and then going over the lines - I used to go for it and just put pen to paper. If I ruined the picture (which I frequently did) I would screw the page up into a tight ball and start again.
I recently found this card which I drew for my Nan when I was a child. I think it was a self portrait, or rather how I would have liked to see myself with the jet black hair of Disney's Snow White and the obligatory long eyelashes. I like the open and outstretched arms and the way the head is tilted to one side. I did seem to view the World in a rosy haze of blissful ignorance and sometimes wish that I never had to grow up and be exposed to the harsh reality of a wicked World.
So forward 40 plus years and here I am today. That optimistic child still lays within me. I want to welcome you all with outstretched arms, walk through fields of flowers and live out a story tale future where I can say
....................and they all lived happily ever after. x