Thursday, April 7, 2011

His Talent

I was going to start getting into the office and do a big clean up. I got as far as opening up Max's sketch books and that was the end of that. It's going to be a loooong process.

Max was so bloody talented. He never thought he was, no matter how many times I told him he really was fantastic and should think about pursuing it. He never did. He just enjoyed drawing, illustrating and taking photographs. I would like to do something with some of his sketches but I don't now what. Some of the cartoony ones I want to copy so Boo can then colour them in when he is older. Any ideas would be appreciated.

He would often just do a quick drawing for kids to colour in. He loved doing it and seeing the kids faces light up. I dreamed that he would one day do it for our child and how proud our child would be of their Daddy who could draw funny pictures for them. What a waste of talent, what a waste of life.
I miss him heaps!

Here are some of his works, click on them for a closer look.

He did this one when he had kidney stones. That was his sense of humour.


jill said...

Definitely talented! I bet Boo will love to look at those when he gets older :)

My mom gave each of her three daughters a home-made book of our dad's poetry after he died. I never really even knew he wrote poetry but am very glad to have it now.

Noelle said...

He was incredibly talented!!!! I hope you don't mind, but I saved the kidney stone one to put in my cork board. I have chronic kidney stones, and I love to have some humor about them.

Thank you so much for sharing. Your son is going to love these. I would make many, many copies of each one so that he can color them many times. Also, a nicely bound book is a wonderful idea.

lparsons15 said...

Wow, those aare great! Boo will love them when he gets older too! Those are great to have.

JJ said...

Such a treasure to have those--and he did have major talent!

Delenn said...

Those are awesome! I would frame a few and do the bound book.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Try to think of his work as his legacy to you and his son and his future grandchildren -not a wasted talent, but a talent which allowed him to leave a tangible legacy beside the spiritual one. Cherish it!

Bea said...

Definitely a long process. I remember the pic he drew for PB. And being surprised he didn't live off his arty stuff. What to do with them? Hm. I can't think of a brilliant idea, but will try to muse further.


loribeth said...

Those are amazing, & worth keeping. : )

Kristin said...

Wow...that is some serious talent.

I like the idea of framing some and having the others bound into a book. However, the first thing I would do is make a digital copy of each and every one by either scanning them in or by photographing them. That way, even a natural disaster couldn't take his artwork away from you.

Lut C. said...

They're really good. I can imagine it's near impossible to part with.

Perhaps you can make fridge magnets out of some and give to friends and family?

TheKirCorner said...

FRAMING THEM..of course!
they are pure TALENT, seriously Wow!!!!!!