My Biggest Supporters
Meet my parents, Carrol and Glenda. They have been behind my journey to becoming an artist the entire way. I cannot think of a single moment where they questioned my focus in life.
I quickly learned in college that for many creative souls, their parents and family were a source of discouragement and contention. I have since spoken also with young people contemplating a career in art, but have received a clear message that to do so would be going against what was acceptable to their parents. How utterly sad!
If I remember correctly, my dad went to bat for me even in kindergarten when my teacher took away my new left-handed scissors and insisted I learn to do everything with my right hand.
When I started painting with oils in junior high my mom got me a booth and helped set everything up at a crafts fair so I could sell my work.
My parents paid for me to attend art workshops and even footed the bill so I could specifically attend a private high school where there was an art program. As farmers, this was a significant expense for them.
My parents never once questioned my pursuit of an Art Major in college. They have been in attendance at most of my talks and art presentations and like to stop by and see the theater set I’m working on or browse the work in my studio. They show interest in everything I do and hit the like button on everything I share online. My mom will even browse my website occasionally and fill out the contact form letting me know she was there and loved it all.
How do you say thanks for such life long support? I am absolutely unbelievably grateful for the role they have played in my life and career as an artist.
Thank you, Mom and Dad!!
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