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Monday, May 19, 2008

Paintings by Kids

-(Not mine - the Paintings, neither the Kids)
"Who the hell makes a living by painting?" was what my parents yelled at me when I expressed the wish to be a painter when I grow up. I was 12 years of age - and fairly dumb as compared to 12 year olds of today - and had completely irritated my mom and dad with the becoming-a-painter thingy. They were scared like hell that their first born would be nothing more than a shabby shady backstreet painter who is high on dope throughout the day and whose only reason to be born is to dream and paint. (Tempting, huh?) I wanted to be one of those easy going - life enjoying 'artistic' people so that rather than worrying about demeaning things like money and career and studies, I could be happily settled in colors and dreams. But noooooo. Life has to have a different agenda!! I got all worked up with the career thingy and goodbye happy life of a painter!!

I have long given up on that dream and I'm in the Advertising World and I behave like I am using my 'creativity' to its most. That's average life for you. Sigh. Anyway, that's not the point of this post - and yes, this one has a point after all, thank you. So I went to this Mall called Ambiance Mall in Gurgaon and as soon as the elevator gates opened, I was exposed to an array of colorful pictures, canvases and even clay pottery all over! A creative workshop was being conducted and was amazed to see the bright paintings by little children that were showcased there. Lots of children were excitedly rubbing crayons on paper and making their imagination alive. A truely amazing site. I lurked around for a lot of time and had small chats with a few kids. Strangely none of them wanted to become a 'painter' when they grow up. The answers ranged form teacher to astronaut to Doctor to dancer...but no painter. Sad. Wonder if this is what we call being mature...or maybe materialistic? Whateverrrr happened to the dreamer breed? Are they not manufacturing it any more? Hello? Hmph. Besides this fact, a few of the paintings were really interesting and it is a crime not to share it with you. So I went click-click and here you go...
(lemmi know which one of these should win)


Paintings by Kids

Paintings by Kids

Paintings by KidsPaintings by Kids

36 comments:

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

the global warming undoubtedly. but, the 'mamma, papa i love you' one is extremely cute...more touchin.. more deep.

gunj said...

awww...such cute ones thr!!
n i remember my mum said, u cant make a career out of painting beta, its no profession at all :P
n my dreams were nipped in d bud:(

Pritha said...

Wow....how come you always find something to blog about and all I see is normal daily stuff??

Cute pictures.

Sam said...

Damn, I've often dreamt of a life where I do nothing, just listen to good old music, dream, paint, read, but the background has always been lush surroundings, bean bags, a well lit room and a person serving me tea non-stop!! So you see, the dreamer I am, am never far from the MF Hussain kinda luxuries.. ;)
And I guess I'd gone to Ambi Mall around the same time, they had made these shack kinda stalls and it was a childrens' week, right??
I juuusssttt missed you it seems!! :(

Sam said...

And man, do the kids these days "know" about Global Warming too!! I bet, you ask here about it to a few Haryanvis (all offense intended), and they'd know nothing.. :P
The Global Warming thing is more colourful and nicely done but for us emotional fools, "Mummy Papa I love you" makes more sense!! :D

Somya said...

I loved the paintings! And kya baat hai? a 'short' post this time?
lol

Rahul said...

Good Lord! Look at the swimming pool painting!!! lol

Good post.

S4n705h said...

Its been long you have been posted something. i loved the one with the one Mummy papa i love u. cos the with the global is too oldish to be called a winner. it has lost the innocence of a child :)

BTW thanks for letting me know the problem with my site

S4n705h said...

Its been long you have been posted something. i loved the one with the one Mummy papa i love u. cos the with the global is too oldish to be called a winner. it has lost the innocence of a child :)

BTW thanks for letting me know the problem with my site

d SINNER!!! said...

last is pretty intrstin...gud hand...

unforgiven said...

Glad you listened to your parents after all.

Anonymous said...

Good Paintings.

Anonymous said...

Good paintings.

Trendymandy said...

hmm...u go to malls a lot na? every post has a mention about one. :)
Good observation, see? lol

Adi Crazy said...

Busy Writer: yeaaaaaaa...me too! me too liked the mom dada one. :)

Adi Crazy said...

Gunj: awww....welcome to da club.

Adi Crazy said...

Pritha: Guess I'm just too free whan vella! :P

Adi Crazy said...

Sam: I looove bean bags!!!! And same pincs, me a dreamer too. There r too many things common in us, are we the same person?? lol
And yeah...we just missed each other man!
Kids these days know about everything under the sun. My 16 year old cousin finds his friend's mom's hot, and i nearly fainted. hehehe

Adi Crazy said...

Somya: Thanks sweety! And I'll tell you why a short post...(wink)

Adi Crazy said...

Rahul: yeah....very funny. :D

Adi Crazy said...

Santosh: Ditto! And no problem, what is a fellow blogger for afterall? ;)

Adi Crazy said...

D Sinner: Thanks! :)

Adi Crazy said...

Unforgiven: I still have my doubts on that....lol

Adi Crazy said...

Anon: Thanks!

Trendy Mandy: (Nice name) Yeah...spot on. I m found in malls most of the times.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

aww... the pics are pretty. My lil 10-yr-old sis makes amazing sketches. We are trying to encourage her.. you never know.... she can make a career out of it :-)

Kenny said...

The first one gets an award for "The Graffiti Style painting", The second one for being the "So Cute Painting", The third one gets the "Abstract Painting" award and the last one for "Awareness Generating and Technically Sound" Painting...nobody loses. Yaaayyy!!! :D

And thanks for the b'day wishes. :)
And for the cribbing, I don't know if u recall our little talk via e-mails, but the last one i sent i do recall mentioning my b'day coming up on the 22nd March. But now, I know who to definitely invite next time around. But that works both ways!! ;)

P.S.: The blog's updated so drop by....

Kenny said...

I'd have loved to be a painter too btw....or something artistic, no deadlines and projects and shit *sigh* Wonder what's wrong with these kids??

Mishra said...

I got bowled over by the very first line of your post- ( not mine... wala ).Peer pressure is one of the deciding factors as we grow up and when we are young, it is the only factor.Now, being a painter-I do not know how they come up with something like what they do, but I think they have extraordinary skills-something that can not be forced or coached.But,chuck the professional level, we all can sit down and try something on paper. Parents are bound to be defensive, I bet you will be when you will when you will have your OWN kids ( referring to the first line ).But, you know something, I know few passouts of my college who started off with engg but went on to become painters.So,you are still not done with life.Maybe somewhere down the line you can prove that - dreams are not that as meaningless as the dictionary suggests.

And yes, update my new URL in your blogroll Miss. www.sritatsatmishra.blogspot.com !!

Ashu said...

long long time i found one of my fav blogs updated ;)))

lovely paintings bebe

Spectator said...

hey, even i made a few ones here, am i among those cute kids ??? :D

Beauty and the BEast said...

Ever since I was a kid, I was told by everybody around me "Oh you have a creative streak in you!" fat aunts, tired uncles, bossy teachers - all alike, practically shoved this notion down my throat and I grew up wondering 'What on earth am I supposed to with this creative streak?" I was O.K. at painting, had a decent sense of colour combination, could think of a million uses for crap stuff and rejection, thought got me fuming, wasnt enough to make me give up!

So yeah! Even I got stuck in the advertising world 'pretending' that I am putting that creative streak to optimum use!! (That bit in this post happens to be my favourite bit !)

Well I must admit the global warming painting made it to my list of favourites :)

Adi Crazy said...

...meanwhile I have started a crayon painting. Will share once I complete it. :)

Adi Crazy said...

Raaji: wow! good that you guys are encouraging her, may be she becomes a famous painter and leads my deram life. :)

Adi Crazy said...

Kenny: Yay! all win! That's the reason I love you so much Kenny, you are so concerned about lil' things in life...and it shows in your blog. :)

And treat is due for NOW, not the next time.

Adi Crazy said...

Mishra: Yeah, I thought I should mention clearly. lol. I think i will let me kids do whatever they want ...pursuing one's passion is always good. The case with me was that I was royally confused all the time, so even if my parents let me do something, I would get confused and left it mid ways. So no complains now. :)

Link is updated. You'll see me more often now. :)

Mishra said...

I loved the one of Swimming pool- its so very innovative.