Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Something for mom...

Here's a little sketch for a painting I'm making for me mum.
Yes... there's a meaning to it. Otherwise, it'd be pretty odd for me to give
a painting of some kid sitting on a rhino.
Yeeeears ago... back when I was in fourth grade, my mom and a teacher/parent conference. I didn't find out until a few months later what they'd talked about. But, apparently, my teacher, Mr Orbech was telling mom that he wanted to place me into one of those school for the gifted. In his hands, he was showing mom something I wished I could find again. It was a spiral bounded notebook that drawings after drawings from my Empire Strikes Back movie picture book. I guess you could say that this was the next step towards my destiny as an ar-teest.
Unfortunately, my grades in math wasn't up to par for this particular school.
Anyhoo, during the time I was sitting at my desk while they were chatting, I was crafting together a paper rhino.
If anything, this painting, a memory...

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