"Imagination is everything. It is a preview of lifes coming attractions."
When i was little i would draw pictures. These pictures where of dragons, robots, skateboarding and race cars. On a monday morning the teacher would ask us to draw a picture on half the page and then write at the bottom in our best handwriting what we did.
I remember this one time making my teacher very angry. I drew myself skateboarding of a ramp and flying over my house.
"Matthew, you didnt really do this though did you?" "Yeah, i did." "Stop telling lies matthew. Next week you must write about something you actually did!"
So the next week, i drew that i had a bow and arrow. That i shot a badger with an arrow. My teacher flipped! He said i had to stop telling stories! In reality i spent the weekend playing "Hunting" with another boy called stephen. With a PH not a V. In my head i was shooting badgers with arrows.
At the next parents meeting my teacher told my parents that i had too much of a vivid imagination.
"Do not try to win awards. Nearly everybody likes to win awards. Awards create glamour and glamour creates income. But beware. Awards are judged in committee by consensus of what is known. In other words, what is in fashion. But originality cant be fashionable because it hasnt as yet had approval from a committee. Do not try to follow fashion. Be true to your subject and you will be far more likely to create something that is timeless. Thats where the true art lies."