I don’t know about you, as a child through teen-hood, I frequently found myself indulging in one of my favorite pastimes–watching anime. I would cry when one of my favorite characters was killed. I’d feel pretty bitter. I still do. In my daydreams, I fantasized being a character from a show, fighting a villain or being a princess meeting her prince-charming and lived happily ever after.
As one of her many hobbies, my 13-year-old love drawing manga-looking pictures in her spare time.
These 5″ by 8″ drawings shown here are just a few of her earlier creation when she was 9 years old. It is all so far behind me, yet, the vivid memories make it seem like only yesterday…her sitting in front of the computer, watching some manga artists drawing online on YouTube, toggling between the pause and play buttons, drawing her little life away…
Time after time, I suggested hosting her own art exhibit or sell some of her art work. She declined without hesitation. It’s fascinating how personality traits, artistic interests/tastes, and learning styles differ between the girls–when they grew up together as if they were inseparable twins, in same environment, with same circle of friends. What were the outside forces that influenced/impacted their lives? I often ponder the mystical question. What’s your personal experience?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)