"I believe that in the life of everyone there comes a time when the Art Spirit is dominant. You may have passed it when you were 5 or 7 or 11 years of age. But it will come again several times in your life when you are looking for something outside your practical everyday routine".
This statement was so true in my life. Upon opening that present I had told my daughter that it was a reminder that I had come full circle in my life (not knowing about the quote). After many years of raising a family and not painting or drawing, on a whim a few years ago I started to paint and sketch. I'm much better now than I was when I was 8 years old but I credit my ability to those early years of watching those TV shows and practising my sketching skills using his art set.
He was my mentor.
I believe everyone goes full circle in their lives. We find something we love, we wander due to growing up and growing away from our comfort zones and then we come back to those comfort zones years later much wiser.
Therefore I hope everyone has a wonderful mentor in their lives and to always believe that the good things will always come back to us.
Have a great New Year!