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You have talent, it's a Blessing

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 7:06 AM
The following is my opinion and response to OP's post on tumblr. I felt the need to post it here because I feel strongly about it.


I actually don’t agree with OP on this, but others have their opinions and that’s totally fine. However,personally, i’d like to think that being able to draw was a blessing/gift from God because there are people who really can’t draw no matter how hard they try. Just like i can’t do certain things like singing or being crafty like my mom and making things even though I try. Yeah I’ve been drawing since I was a kid and it was something I always did and worked hard at, but that doesn’t mean that I would (personally) take God out of that. I’m just happy that drawing is the one thing i’m good at and that God gave me the ability to do that and everything that comes with it. It makes me happy that God thought of me. My dad has never been supportive of me  and my sister with our “talent” to draw. ( We ain’t good but I think it’s a wonderful gift we have). He has always told me I would never get anywhere with it and i have always been upset and discouraging to myself with my art (like any artist). I would cry because of my dad and how negative he was toward me with my art, and when that would happen I would pray to God to help me get better with drawing, so that I would learn how to do things properly. For Him to help me stop being lazy and to motivate me. It works. It keeps me going. I decided to use my gift that He has given me back to him by (currently) drawing a Christian comic/manga. I don’t know where i’m going with the story yet, but it’s something I wanna do as a way of saying thank you. I’m not good with comics, but I’ll learn and work hard at it with God’s help. I can’t do it on my own. I have respect for OP’s opinion, so please don’t think I don’t or that i’m being rude ^^; I just felt like throwing my 2 cents in and how I felt about the process of getting better at drawing and receiving that talent/gift from my God.

P.S. Those words are compliments from others. Why should a person be so negative towards someone who is complimenting you? I get really happy and even more motivated when I am told that i’m blessed or that I have talent because they see something in me….that my dad doesn’t. 



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Ko-kei Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry to revive this dead post, but it interested me.

I make electronic music, I draw, I sew, I write, I sculpt, I build electronics, I cook, and I write code. My best 3 skills are probably music then coding then drawing. I do so many things in my spare time that I am not really amazing at any of them, but I know that if I were to dedicate myself to any one of these skills I could get much, much better. I'm only as good as I am at music and drawing because those are things I grew up doing. I'm only as good as I am at coding because I do it every day. I think there are things we are just drawn to as kids and we become really good at them because we're developing our skills at the same time as we're developing our minds. (kinda like how it can be beneficial to learn a second language at he same time youre learning your first). i think people who just cant draw dont put enough time into it. its hard to learn to do something when youve grown used to doing other things that dont apply well to what you want to learn, but if you can overcome that hump you can do anything. i personally dont take the effort to improve my skills in some things but if i put in that effort i know i could.

I think the 3 posters had a point in that you shouldnt ever think that you absolutely can't do something, but the first poster did sound a lot like they were bashing religion. im not religious, but i can see how the first poster is offensive.
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B-l-u-e-y Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I cannot draw at all and I thought I had no talent for art.Then it turned out I had another talent laying dormant.Now everyone likes it yet it took like 5 years and it keeps improving.
I think it of as a blessing cause ? Not cause I can or Im talented ? No Im blessed cause I was given money,resources,chance and will to do it.

You would be shocked the talents of kids stuck between a war or in poor nations.Thats the blessing itself, biggest blessing in fact being able to do your art or what ever you want.
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Merlewae Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wow, that's awesome!!! I'm glad you found something :'D
and that is definitely true ^^
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SheertheGlaceon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just got to keep on keeping on, my friend~
 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. -Ephesians 5:13
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Merlewae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :'D
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