I did not realize this for many years, however.
As a young child, I do recall sitting on a sandy beach drawing a nearby tree in great detail. In third grade, I got honorable mention in a city-wide safety poster contest. Other than that, though, I did not excel in art. It was dormant for a long time.
Not until we had our children, did art come into the picture again. When our son was born it marked the beginning of a custom – making homemade Christmas cards. Some came with photos in them, but some had designs and artwork that our kids could color. As the kids grew, their abilities developed and the cards became somewhat more complex. The Christmas Card forced me to dabble in several forms of creative artwork.
As our children got older, they rode the school bus. Some days I chauffeured them. When I did, I spent time in the car waiting for them to get out of school. That is when I started sketching the St. John Lutheran Church steeple.
When they reached the high school years, my interest in writing began to emerge. I hope you can see how the children have enriched my life.
Note: Steeple cards are available in our store.