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!
I wish you all the best on your extraordinary life journey! Ivan
May 24, 15 09:53 AM
I tryed oill panting and bulding it up with sand but its not my style think a learded it the hart way. Love painting and that's my style
May 24, 15 12:44 AM
I love birds, I have several bird feeders and humming bird feeders also, so here is my first attempt at a soft pastel drawing.
May 20, 15 01:11 AM
My long gone love for art started all because of my illness. I got typhoid a few months back and so I missed one of the most important things associated
May 18, 15 10:05 AM
Well I know this is boring but I don't know what to say about it I just love drawing
May 18, 15 09:57 AM
I've always loved anime and manga. They're stories filled with emotion, warmth and the joys as well as the sorrows of life.. Although some manga and anime
May 18, 15 09:34 AM
I love birds birds. For Christmas last year my parents got me a bird book. I am trying to talk my mom to get stuff to make a bird watching area. Then for
May 18, 15 09:28 AM
Sweet Haley was dropped off in front of my office 14 years ago. A solid black tiny fluff of fur. I brought her in and we all fell in love. My coworker
May 16, 15 09:40 AM
My first portrait
May 16, 15 09:37 AM
May 15, 15 04:09 AM
My zebra is a baby he was fun, the blue horse was a fun one, all done in colored pencil