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Linda Louise Mecham-Rigsbee
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    Both my parents were imaginative and artistic on multiple levels. I didn't realize it as a child. I probably thought everyone did those things. If they did them a little better than other people, that was no surprise. They were my parents - invincible and perfect. I may have held myself to a higher standard because of them. I don't know, but I know I had an early passion for creating things.
    As an adult, I was once told that I saw things in 3D. I had never thought of that before, but I guess I do. Again, even if I had thought of it, I would have thought everyone did. I still believe that almost anyone can be passably artistic if they have the interest or passion to do so. It's that passion that makes artists spend more time practicing, and the interest that keeps them finding ways to improve. These two things are essential in any kind of success.
    Regardless of interest or passion, some people are more adept at one thing than another. We enjoy some things more than others. I enjoy many things on a passionate level. In addition to being hyperactive, I may have a natural talent.
    I drawpaintcarve and sculpt with equal enthusiasm. It makes me think of the old saying..."Jack of all trades; master of none." I think none of us completely master anything. There is always room for improvement, and if we give up before we start, thinking that we have no talent, we are sealing our own fate. Browse through my art with the blue menu above, and don't be ashamed to think "I could do that," because if you think you can, you probably can.