My daughter is a budding artist… no, that’s actually not a true statement. Forget the budding part, she’s blooming already. Her talent emerged at a young age and has developed exponentially over the years. So, is her gift nature or nurture? My father-in-law, Bob, was an amazing artist… among other things. When the kids were little, he would allow them to work in the art room. Pride and praise were all he offered for their efforts. My daughter didn’t only draw when her Papa was around, she drew constantly. But his praise was always both well-received and treasured.
It makes me wonder whether the talent one has can be attributed to genetic foundations or simply cultivating environments. Perhaps it’s both or varies from persons to person. The scientific community has studied the nature versus nurture riddle as it applies to creative talent and beyond extensive mathematical calculations, hypothetical suggestions, and cautionary conclusions, we may never know the answer to this age-old question. I’d like to think that a little bit of her talent was inherited from her grandfather because that means a part of him is still here with us.
Here’s her latest project.