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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Interesting Interlude

I knew I had been gone awhile but had not realized it was a month already. Not to make excuses, but first I damaged my rotator cuff, then shingles developed on the same arm and this 10 days before my son arrived from Japan for an 8 day visit. In other words, life just took over. I will get back into mode here shortly, but for now I wanted to share the fact that I met a young man today whom I think will go far. He contacted me via my website just about the time all the aforementioned was going on. He introduced himself as being of Indian descent but growing up in Dubai and studying art at Cornell University in NYC. He would be in Denver visiting relatives for two weeks, arriving the day my son left. He wanted to talk to me about life as an artist if I would be willing to meet up with him for coffee. Truthfully, I did not need one more thing to do this week still not fully recovered from a compromised immune system and out of town visitors. But my curiosity got the best of me so I agreed to meet him. He was such a nice young man, I am glad I did. He is not afraid to ask questions, has already been to the arts district on Santa Fe and RiNo talking to artists and gallery owners. He says he is looking for the side of art that the schools do not address. He wants to be a famous artist, and with his personality, he just might succeed! I certainly could not give him any words of wisdom on that one! When I looked him up online, I found he had done a TED talk at the age of 16 on Pluralism. Not the average topic for a 16 year old.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful for this young man to reach out and isn't is encouraging to be around someone so full of enthusiasm and passion for art just like you. You must have felt invigorated! And how rare for someone to take it upon themselves to go beyond the classroom and search for more knowledge…. impressive! Did he share his art with you?

victoriasart said...

Yes, he did share his art with me and yes, it was refreshing to be around a young, passionate young man.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a lovely encounter, and I'm glad that you were willing to meet up with him. I'm sure you learned as much as he did. Perhaps one of those unusual divine appointments. You never know where these connections will lead. I hope that you will hear stories about his progress and share them, too. LNB

Anonymous said...

Victoria: you certainly have had a full plate lately. I am particularly sorry to hear about your rotator cuff injury -- nobody needs a painful injury that is slow to heal. I can only hope that does not put you out of commission for long. JKF