I used to make lots of drawings and paintings in my school years. Playing guitar and singing in a band till my university years.
Then….long and dark age of artistic inactivity. It was painful. I fooled myself that this is real life…Maybe you have a similar experience.
One day, (I was in Japan already) I woke up from the “silent resignation” and bought myself a piano.
In February 2004, I enrolled to a private piano school together with other elementary school children.
I learned piano from zero, just like other school kids.
I was 42. Talk about “too late” or “too old”.
Playing classical piano is one of the happiest and most peaceful moments.
Next children’s concert was in May 2006, I played 4 hands with my piano teacher.
I also had a dream to learn opera singing.
Since long time ago I was captivated by Italian opera and ancient Italian arias (Arie antiche Italiane).
But I had no clue how to produce such huge and large-scale voice, as the only thing I was ever singing was rock’n’roll….
In Summer 2005 my piano teacher introduced me to opera singing teacher.
Opera teacher taught me how to breathe, how to exercise the body and we worked on improving my voice step by step.
I was 43! Talk about “too old” or “too late”.
In December 2006 I was on the stage singing Italian Aria. What a feeling!
Here in Japan once you start private piano lessons teacher will ask you to attend children’s concert.
It is fun and I really learn a lot from the kids every time.
They are such small fantastic geniuses. Every one of them.
My next concert was in November 2008.
Now, I am bringing into reality my dream about drawing.
I started to build this website in September 2008.
I was 46! Talk about “too old” or “too late”.
Physical age is only a state of mind nothing more.
We all create our reality how we feel inside and what we believe is possible.
It is that simple. What do you believe is possible for yourself?
I tell you: whatever you can imagine.
I always wanted to be active online but had no clue of how to do it.
Internet marketing or affiliate businesses, etc was very tempting but I felt it would be just another “online job” for me, as I know myself.
On the other hand, doing something that I love while enjoying steadily increasing number of visitors tastes very different and tastes much, much better and sweeter.
The reason I make this site is simple; I love to draw and I would love if my drawings inspire or motivate you.
Maybe you are a student who would like to make living by drawing or art.
Maybe you are retired and had no time for yourself for decades.
Maybe you are in the middle of your career that you hate and would like to change directions.
I hope my very short story inspires you especially if you gave up on your dreams because it is just “too late” or because you might think you are just “too old”….or “too young”… Think about it!
Mar 24, 17 06:36 PM
best rose i have ever drawn...
Mar 22, 17 06:43 PM
i actualy just made this character of mine, using different steps that i learn this past years... HOPE YOU LIKE IT!!!...
Mar 22, 17 06:00 PM
I drew pikachubi was inspired by this website. I am 10 years old and I drew and colored this picture
Mar 22, 17 05:39 PM
I'M AN ARTIST BORN ON 30TH OF JULY 1992. I'M FROM A MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY. I'M A POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER. MY INTERESTS AND HOBBIES INCLUDE COIN COLLECTION,
Mar 22, 17 05:33 PM
I was just making some kind of design as I was bored but how it turned into a flower was really a very good feeling like it was so eye soothing.
Mar 22, 17 04:48 AM
Just felt like drawing and this is what I ended up with. A black pen and a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 photo copy paper can turn into anything I guess.
Mar 22, 17 04:28 AM
Buddy the Bassett Hound may look sad, but he's the life of the party! Those long ears and short legs can really liven things up!
Mar 15, 17 04:54 AM
No story in particular
Mar 15, 17 04:51 AM
I made this drawing keeping in mind the beauty of girl ... who has hold the thoughts of some prince charming. who would come.... and take her with him...
Mar 15, 17 04:47 AM
You know I think our minds are the computers but our hands are letting us do whatever we see on air to make em alive however it's not the first tym I do