My creative urges develop early in my life. A few people were convinced of them. They wrote about it in my school leaving certificates and school report cards, indicating there is a future for them. These were important for planting the love of anything creative in later years. It is for these reasons that we need people to inspire us in our lives , even in three little words.
So when I reflect on my encounters with creativity, I like to categorise them in four major periods.
Period One : The Very Early Years and Influences
Period Two : The Young Man As Artist
Period Three: The Mature Years
Period Four: Forward -naturally
I will write these periods as they become relevant during the time of writing as and when I encounter the need for blogging them.
Therefore today I will just blog on the 'Rough Pad ' Years. This was a time of intense writing on plain rough pads, which I used in the years 1973-1974. But look there's something extra that I did . I began to do sketches in the rough pads. These were done while observing behaiours of people in classes I attended in the university days. Some were just afterthoughts in sketches of, course.
Here is a pullout collection of a few of those sketches.
The rough pads are an example of the 'Young Man as Artist 'period