posted on May, 26 2011 @ 11:55 PM
I hope this passion sticks with her.
Often children when they get to their teen years will rebel and start to conform to their own personality traits.
It is rare for a young child to exhibit passions of their own and often reflect those of their parents.
Over time these learned passions become more tedious rather than a joyful hobby.
This is very similar to when young adults enter the career field and choose a job based on a hobby or passion, you become jaded and bored with it.
Hopefully this wont happen to her.
It's awesome she is allowed such freedom.
However her making money from this can make the situation a little more stressful and suspicious to others.
Money does funny things, hopefully she has other relatives other than her parents who will keep an eye out and make sure she is not taken advantage of
as the worst offenders of this can be parents and that the money she will make will be tucked away safely for her to use as she pleases when she is of
I am strongly against parents making a profit from their children, this concept has opened many dark,dirty doors for people.
Procreating and exploiting their children to make a buck and gain fame..it happens every day look at youtube/Disney/reality tv shows and so on.
Even if the child does take on a talent that is profitable they should NEVER support the parents..and I mean not one bit.
Parents are suppose to be the life source for the child, not the other way around.
If you create a dynamic where the child is supporting their family it raises all kinds of emotional and self esteem issues as they get older and also
put the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Also if you like her art or art of this nature don't be a fool and buy it or feel any sort of way about not being able to afford it.
Like many things in this world art has been tainted by money and prestige...It's nice to support other artist and I do on a regular basis but I only
support those who are of a "purist" nature and also have rational prices or do trades.
Too many people go broke supporting others while neglecting themselves, for what? to show off? to make people think better of you? to gain praise?
..To me it's not worth it I rather have my own work or work of a loved one that may not be as "good" but has real meaning and emotion behind it.
When in all honestly when dealing with the art form this young girl uses there really is no such things as "good" or "bad"..My blind cat could
create the same thing..but I'd cherish it and that's all that matters.
What most wont tell you..we all have the ability inside of us to create our own pieces of art.
Buy the supplies and let your mind go, don't over think it create how you feel with the paint and if you're daring enough experiment with mixed
media arts..think of it as a conversation between you and whatever you are using as your canvas and your mind will open up, also use your hands they
are the best tools you have.
I have been sculpting and doing polymer paintings for 10 years I have bought countless tools over the years and have hardly used any of them.
Don't fall for the "right side left side" brain myth if you feel emotion you have the foundation to be an artist.