I was talking with a friend at FCHS, and I got an urge to admire the years of student art work that decorated the hallway. I’d been to the school plenty of times before then. For some reason or another, I hadn’t found the time to look at the pieces in the Tommye Sue Murphy Gallery, even though I wanted to SOOOO badly. The gallery and hallways display the artwork of many of Tommye Sue’s former students.
I was not going to let this moment slip by… again.
I began to notice some great pieces. Some by people I knew. Some by others I didn’t. It was a great throw-back to my good ol’ high school days. 🙂
Then, I saw it.
One of my drawings! A drawing I drew of my nephew, 3J, when he was almost a year old. What?!? I was very surprised to see it, to say the least. Yeah, I was a former student of Tommye Sue’s, but I had TOTALLY forgotten that I did this piece!!! I didn’t consider it to be a masterpiece, by any means. It was just a drawing I did… one day… just because I loved my sweet, awesome, cuddly nephew. That was it. Now, it was hanging on the wall with some other pieces that I considered to be more deserving, more worthy of a “AWESOMENESS” status. But there he was, looking all cute and innocent, captivating, wanting a little attention. Of course, 3J isn’t a baby anymore. He’s now in high school, talks with a little bass in voice and may not be all that innocent. 🙂 Wow! I had captured a special moment of my nephew and it only took me 15 years to appreciate it.
Great reminder for me to stop every once in a while and smell the roses… or admire some art work. Might be surprised at what I’ll find hanging on the wall.