When I was in High School I wanted to persue Art. I did...to a degree....weekly classes starting at age 8 and continuing through a year of College...but you know the rest... pressure against education etc... although my dad gave me all sorts of support where my education was concerned... but I didn't persue it the way I should have...wanted to... got married at 18...'nuf about that....
Within the past year, I have reconnected with a former High School classmate. We were the class artists...if there was an award to win...or a project to do...we alternated honors. We were opposite...she was a hippie (or the closest thing I ever knew to a hippie in my sheltered jw world) I was the dutiful dub. We were not friends then.... competition kind of spoiled that... but we had a kind of respect for eachother.
We have become friends now...so many years later. She stuck with her art...and she has done sooooo well. Google her, and hundreds of pages of websites come up. I am sooooo proud of her....and it feels so good to be free to have a friendship that should have existed back then, but didn't. Take a look at her art.... Her name is Sandy Wadlington... her last name was Brown back then... and she is my friend.
and if that's not enough...google her name.... I'm soooo impressed!