My contribution for Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesdayis this gem of pure wonderment from Michael Morpurgo.
Encouraging young people to believe in themselves and find their own voice, whether it is through drama, writing or art is so important in giving young people a sense of self-worth.Michael Morpurgo.
I absolutely believe this is true, and the photograph below, (which I’ve edited with Michael Morpugo’s quote,) is taken from my youngest daughter’s art work when she was still at primary school.
It is nice to keep a copy of these little artistic endeavours on my blog as they bring back memories of when the girls were little, that seems such a long time ago now! Both of my daughters are pretty arty, my eldest enjoys writing, art, and drama, and my youngest writing, dance and photography (which I would include too in the quote!) Being creative seems to run in our family! In fact my grandfather and my uncle had a photography business in Edinburgh.
Here’s a trio of Georgina’s artwork from primary school, the one on the left and right remind me of batik, The middle one is very colourful and exotic too! Batik is a technique of wax-resistdyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. It is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria. More about Batik on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batik
The photo below is one of my eldest daughter’s artwork pieces that she did when she was studying GCSE Art.
Author’s Bio – Goodreads
Michael Morpurgo is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the war, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, he took up teaching and started to write. He left teaching after ten years in order to set up ‘Farms for City Children’ with his wife. They have three farms in Devon, Wales and Gloucestershire, open to inner city school children who come to stay and work with the animals. In 1999 this work was publicly recognised when he and his wife were awarded an MBE for services to youth. He is also a father and grandfather, so children have always played a large part in his life. Every year he and his family spend time in the Scilly Isles, the setting for three of his books.
I hope you like the quote from Michael Morpurgo that I have featured for Writer’s Quote Wednesday this week, and the magical artwork too!
If you are artistic or creative and would like to be featured on this blog, I will be posting artistic, photographic, writing, poetry, creative, and dramatic pieces, (written accounts for the drama please!) by youngsters in the age group 11-18. So do get in touch if you are interested in featuring, leave a comment below.
This is a wonderful quote By Michael. The youth are the future and the best we can do is encourage them.
Yes, absolutely, I do feel that encouraging creativity in our youngsters is somewhat on the back burner nowadays, which is in my opinion a sad development.
Wonderful quote and so wonderful to encourage creativity! My daughter won an art award because her art teacher kept encouraging!
Oh that’s wonderful about your daughter Lynz, good teachers can be so inspiring, and enthusiastic. and bring out the best in their pupils. 🙂
yes she had no interest in art and then won a state competition for the american dream type painting!
Wow that’s so fantastic. How wonderful. I’d love to see her painting. 🙂
she would be so embarrassed but if she allows me to I will post it
Oh, yes that would be nice if she wants to.
I will see!
Lovely quote, lovely paintings 🙂 All in all, a great Wednesday!
Thank you Ramona. Yes it’s been a productive Wednesday. 🙂
Marje, I love your quote! I so agree about encouraging young artists to stretch their wings. Well done! <3
Thank you Colleen. 🙂
I’m sorry I was so late getting to all the posts Marje. Crazy times. <3
That’s no problem Colleen, I bet it’s busy, how did your house viewing go?
We had 3 couples and one agent. All positive comments. Now we wait . please keep sending good vibes. 💗💗💗
That sounds good. Sending you plentiful good luck vibes, Colleen. 🙂
Thanks, Marje. 💗🏠
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Hello Marje! That’s a great quote and very true. I like the art too. 🙂
Thank you Vashti, this is a subject very dear to my heart. 🙂
It is for me too. <3
Great quote and the artwork is sensational. I am so much an advocate of encouraging youngsters to value and express their creativity.
Thank you Johanna glad you liked the quote. I will pass on the message to my daughters about the artwork. 🙂