"I just thought about that the other day, that I have my creativity from both sides of my parents. Both my grandma's are/were inspired and creative. Does it run in your family too? And from who did you have it or better who else in your family was/is creative. Mom/dad/Grandma/grandpa/uncle/aunt/......-" -anke
Here I am at another Studio Friday topic that I already shot my wad on. For the SF topic of "Family" I didn't have family "treasures" to exhibit, so I spoke about my family's non-physical treasures - the traits I inherented from both my parents and all the support that they gave me in every aspect of my life. I needed someone to counter the very loud inner critic I was born with. I won't repeat myself here.
So I'm posting a picture that I made when I was around four years old and my father framed and kept on the wall, even after I was long gone from home. This is actually a color copy that he made and gave to me when he was in his 80s. Not quite certain why he did it. He wasn't a very sentimental man - that made the act even more touching. My Mom still has the original. I keep this in a folder of the only remaining art that I have from when I was younger. I would regularly destroy my work because it wasn't "good enough." My Dad did rescue a few pieces out of the garbage and I found them when I was cleaning up his work room after his death. I present this picture for your amusement. I guess even back then I knew that I would end up with a golden pony with a white mane and tail. :-)