Talking about art with a Dallas Police Officer

“I don’t know if the world needs more art; but the world definitely needs more artists” – Mark Roth, Transart Institute MFA 2015

While I was in Dallas I was getting some breakfast tacos and there was a police officer there that was feeling chatty. He asked me what I did and I told him that I am an artist.

He said, “I can’t draw to save my life.”

He continued, “When I was in 2nd grade my teacher had us all do drawings on transparencies and then put them on the over head projector for everyone to see. I was trying to draw an eagle flying over some trees. My teacher put my drawing up and said, ‘it looks like a cow in a bush’….

…. ask me if I ever drew anything again.”

Please be kind to young and beginning artists – we need more artists in the world.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso


Young Grenadian taking part in arts and crafts at Tropical Haven Bible Camp

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