Friday, February 21, 2014

Yes, I made that and then I burned them

"Yes, I made that," is the Day 21 prompt of the 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing hosted by weworkforcheese and linked in by other creative participants.

Just a few short years ago, I fancied myself as a painter.  I took art classes and painted up a storm thinking my wonderful talent was soon to be recognized.

A failed attempt at abstract

A funny thing happened on the way to stardom, I realized I may have talent but not enough to be marketable. In artist's fit, I burned nearly all of my paintings - maybe 25 or more.  I didn't want the mediocre half-finished creations to survive.

I kept less than ten of the batch.  I want to be able to say, "yes, I made that" with pride.
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