PRIOR LIVES

I RECALL ASSUMING, WHEN VERY YOUNG,

that anyone – especially adults – could draw. It was so normal; just a fancy type of writing, really. I was devastated to discover this was not true, and more than a bit frightened to possess such a singular super power.

 

Fortunately, I found adults who valued what I could do, nurtured my skills, and revealed that yes, one could make one's way through life as an artist. And when I worried that I would never settle on a style and career because I was interested in too many things, a voice within reassured me, "Life is too short to become adept at only one thing."

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Clock, traditional kindergarten counting book, crayon on newsprint, 1959
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Seven Turtles, traditional kindergarten counting book, crayon on newsprint, 1959
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Fire, oil on canvas board, 1963
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Melted crayon, 1964
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Owl, poster paint and pastel, 1964
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Corn, ink on paper, 1968
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