My eldest and youngest sons both have musical talent, and some artistic abilities, as well. My middle son, Danny likes music, but does not play an instrument, sing, or compose music.
Danny has been given a great talent for drawing, and painting, When he was in grade school, his teacher did not appreciate his ability. One assignment was to draw a sea scape. Everyone else showed a blue ocean with a sailboat on it. Danny did a drawing of a whale, all beautifully shaded.
When he took it up to the teacher, she looked at it and tore it up and put it in the garbage, saying that wasn’t what she wanted. I think she was jealous of his talent.
The next assignment came along, and Danny did it, took it up to her desk as he was supposed to, and stood there and tore it up and put it in the garbage. From there on, with that teacher, he didn’t bother to do the drawing, just tore up the paper in front of her and put it in the garbage.
In higher grades, when he had to do an illustration in his assignments, he was accused of having his dad do them for him!
Great teachers, don’t you think!
In his late teens Danny had been making metal sculptures… wall hangings,… and they were quite popular. Then he decided to go into something a little different.
He started doing wire sculptures! Of birds, or people in different activities, trees, etc. The wind-swept trees were a favourite.
In this picture you will see some of my paintings and sketches in the background.