Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It is never to late!

 Every time I visit my friend Rich, I stare at these two pencil drawings that his mother created. At the age of 72, someone told her she could draw, she signed up for a class in colored pencil art. She took with her a photo of their Siberian husky and this is her first drawing.   Look at the detail in the next close up, yes, their dog had two different colored eyes. Isn't this amazing?
Pencil drawing by Doris Rodgers


 Her next drawing was of this beautiful cat.  Her second drawing, I am flabbergasted at her talent.


These drawings are proof that we should never give up, that if we have a dream, it can happen, no matter our age.
 Some of you saw the macro shot in a previous post of this Egret. I took the full shot, for you to see the size of the painting. this one is in oil and was painted by Riches cousin.  I am thinking talent runs in Rich's family.

Now if i can only get him to adopt me, maybe I can learn to draw/paint.  I can't draw but I can snap...
I HAVE DECIDED TO START POSTING ON MY OTHER BLOG, BUT ONLY RARELY WHEN I HAVE NEW DOG PICS TO SHARE. CLICK ON FOURPAWSETC TO SEE SLEEPING BEAUTY


33 comments:

Susannah said...

AMAZING!

EM Illustrator said...

Wow! Amazing work. You're right, it's never to late.
Have a lovely day!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those drawing are awesome!
It's never too late to learn and expressive ourselves. I hate it when people say, "I'm too old to learn this or that." That's nothing more than an excuse.

Relindis said...

Thanks for telling us about how these amazing pictures were created. Such talent and gives me inspiration to learn and practice more with my chosen creative activities.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Yes Ma'am, these people had talent!!! And patience, do their art in a complete way. Lovely.

Doesn't it make you wonder...? If his mom had all this talent bottled up within herself, all those years... Why didn't it kind of bubble-forth, when she was younger???

A very interesting wondering......

Auntie

From the Kitchen said...

Truly amazing!

Best,
Bonnie

RoeH said...

Amazing! Another gene I didn't get. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This family has so much talent. I do know that drawing and painting are not anywhere near my talent pool. Matter of fact,I don't know if I have much of a talent pool besides taking pictures and playing at the computer.

Amy Burzese said...

That's unbelievable! Both of those are great. I love the second one. My mother took up painting after she retired in her 50s. She had always wanted to.

Val said...

These are beautiful...I really love the cat. Oh to have this kind of talent :)

Mamabug said...

This ladies art is amazing! You are so right it's never too late.

TexWisGirl said...

she really had some skills! and i'm so glad you showed that complete egret. i LOVE that!!!

Miss Debbie said...

Wow, talented folks! And you are right...always new things to learn and experience.

Inger said...

I am astounded -- is that the word? Speechless at this talent. It is indeed never too late. We had a husky with one blue eye and this reminded me of her. I will check out your other blog later, I am soooo behind on reading blogs. Will email too. Thanks for your answer to my KF question. Now, I'm off to walk the dogs before the heat sets in.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness
She had some seriously hidden talents! Kudos to whomever encouraged her to step outside her box and draw!!! I cannot draw a straight line with a ruler!!
I'm not sure I knew you had another blog...heading over.
Hugs C

Scott said...

They do have an artistic family there. Very nice work by both of them. I see you held out for almost a year from the fourpaws blog. I'm sure many are glad to see them back to their own blog.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness she did this at 72 years of age. It does give one hope. Maybe I will get some talent by then!
sandie

Cranberry Morning said...

These are amazing! And Sandie beat me to the punch line. I was going to say the same thing. lol

Maple Lane said...

I can't even draw stick figures. These are such lovely drawings. You are right - it's never to late! Hope you are enjoying the day.

Rose said...

Maybe he will adopt me, too....I could use some talent in the drawing dept!

Angela said...

Those are amazingly beautiful Sandra! Just think if she had taken those classes when she was younger. Her teacher must had been a good one too. I never had a good art teacher when I was in school.

Snapper II said...

She is very talented. Hard to believe those were her first and second attempts. Beautiful.
Love, Madeline

SweetMarie said...

I completely agree with you. She is one talented lady! I just love the egret! It's so beautiful! All of them are just amazing! I'm going to see sleeping beauty.:)

Snapper II said...

She was indeed Talented. I am amazed at the talent others have and I wonder why I have none. LOL

Ann said...

oh my, her first and second drawings are masterpieces. very talented lady and to think she waited so long to start. That egret is beautiful too

S. Etole said...

Those are just remarkable. What an inspiration she is.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would LOVE to have such talent!

Dee said...

Can you imagine what the art teacher thought when she drew this for the first time. Goodness Me! :)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

These are all just wonderful! I love to hear stories of people 'of a certain age' taking up hobbies and being quite good at it. Sweet!

barbara l. hale said...

Those pencil drawings are something else for a first and second attempt. I am jealous. I can snap, too, but I would like to draw.

Catherine said...

Love that kitty drawing!!
xo Catherine

DawnTreader said...

These are amazing drawings, she certainly had the eye to see and the talent to draw/paint.

LC said...

You are correct. Really amazing talent!