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Book Reviews & Creative Interest's
3/30/2008 12:17:37 PM
Reading book reviews in the newspaper as a teenager, and other creative interest's.

Maybe I am different, but when I was in Junior High School
( now referred to as middle school ), I was an avid reader of the book review section in the newspaper. I guess that is why I had a different outlook on life compared to my fellow classmates, especially around the time in was in the 8th grade, but then, apparently I was a bit different than my 3 sisters who kinda thought I was a bit beyond my time.

I always enjoyed the arts. It seemed most of us in the family were creative in some way or another. We had an uncle who was excellent at painting, he had a friend who ran a art gallery who kept trying to talk him into working for him, but just kept saying no. I also have a cousin who is just as talented at paintings. Of course I went a much different route, trying to be creative with my writing, to the point that at the local community college where I was taking busines management courses, I was taking a developmental english course that was specialized in writing paragraphs as assignments. Well, of course I had this bent on a flair for being more poetic & prose in my writing, to which annoyed my instructor greatly and he would remind me that we were their to write english paragraphs not prose.

Once, in 9th grade art class, we were assigned to sketch or draw different objects, I chose a quail on a branch. As I went on sketching the scene, my art teacher took a look and excitedly said stop, stop, don't go any further, you're going to win a prize in the upcoming art fair. So I put down my pencils and let it be. Well guess what, I won 3rd prize, and everyone was gushing over it.

Of course, all 3 of my sisters won prizes in art fair's at one point or another, so as siblings, we placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention, so I guess thats not bad at all.

And even in my line of work in the retail field I get my creative juices going. My forte' is creative promotional display. While in Williamsburg, Virginia for a year from June, 1995 to May, 1996 I was the Sales Promotions person,
where I would set up sales displays all over the store.
Afterwards I became a shift supervisor, spending most of my time helping to run the store, especially since our manager never seemed to be around long enough, but when she was, she just would be in awe of how I could still be creative in setting up sales displays and several time gushed, oh my you'll never lose your creative touch.

I, guess, some of us are just born with it. And to think that i did'nt do any writing for about 15 years, picked it up again for one glorious years, only to drop it again.
But this time I'm on creative fire, and no sign of it going out anytime in the near future, especially to the relief of some people who are afraid I will drop it again like the proverbial hot potato.




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