Drawing His Own Path

The best part of seeing your kids grow and develop is watching their natural talents and personality surface. What I have noticed mostly about Jaxson in the past year or so is his natural artistic talent. I don't want to sound like a parent that thinks everything that their child does is better than every other child no matter what they do; but, I have noticed his knack for drawing and that he has true talent. He has an imagination that makes me jealous.

One of his teachers also pointed this out to me and that he typically draws houses or some type of real life scenario. Best part of it all, when I asked if he would be interested in taking some art classes where a teacher could help him with his art he was extremely enthusiastic.

Growing up in art classes, a few summer school sessions of art school, and a life that has been structured by my own artistic qualities gives me a unique viewpoint of his talents. Seeing his drawings and hearing his enthusiasm makes me about as giddy as a fat kid in a candy store. Natural talents, especially in the arts, can lead to great opportunities down the road. I am curious where this particular path may take him. We'll just have to wait and see. Creativity is something that can not be taught; you have it or you don't.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

-Pablo Picasso