Sunday, May 29, 2011

Very Van Gogh

[This is one of the first drabbles I wrote, and it was a part of the Cardiff Project of the Burrow.]

“Very Van Gogh”, John Wilson
 I could paint like that when I was a child — carefree strokes, bright colours, passion oozing out of every pore. Some of my lines went beyond the outlines, all the area was not always coloured, but you could tell how I felt from my paintings.
Then I got an Education. I was taught to see things the way the books said they should be seen. I learnt proportions and compositions. Was trained to reproduce lines, to break an image down.
Now they tell me I have to unlearn it all if I want to become great. Great like Van Gogh.
drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Deb and Barbara said...

Pretty amazing for a first drabble. And the story itself? Sooo truuuuueeee! sigh.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your first drabble and so amazing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ironic, isn't it? And great first drabble.


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