Hey everyone! I’m feel so overloaded this week, I don’t exactly know why… well I guess school and tuitions are too much of a great part of my life… Anyway, to keep you entertained on this blog while I struggled with time management and homework, here’s an interesting guest post by Ken Myers:
Teenage Artists: A Young Perspective on Life
Although age and experience can make a profound impact on art of any kind, a fresh perspective on life can become just as meaningful. Teenagers from all walks of life have been recognized throughout history in a variety of artistic talents that have been comparable to elites more than twice their age. They are a shining beacon to others and role models who prove that determination and hard work can pay off.
Thanks to television shows such as American Idol and others, discovering teenage vocal talent has never been easier. Regardless of the musical genre, a teenager has topped the billboards at one point or another. Sometimes, they will stay at the top for quite some time. Singers such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, David Archuleta, and Britney Spears all started at young ages in their singing careers.
When many think of paintings, they imagine artists such as Picasso or da Vinci. However, some teens possess a great amount of talent that could be comparable to some of the greats throughout history. Although teenage painters are too few, many of them have great artistic ability such as those offered on TeenInk.com– as site dedicated to teenage artists of all genres.
Writers such as Susan Eloise Hinton can produce amazing works at early ages. For instance, S.E. Hinton wrote the critically acclaimed book, “The Outsiders” at the age of 16. She went on to write several books that targeted the younger audience throughout her career. Websites such as Wattpad.com give new aspiring writers a chance to test their mettle by publishing works to be critiqued by peers and elders alike.
Not to be confused with singers, musicians create their music with instruments instead of vocals. Talent can come in all ages as displayed by Cameron Williams, a pianist who received a classical music honor at the age of 13. At the same time, Augustus Woodrow-Tomozuka received the same commendation as a guitarist at the age of 17. Both of these teenagers are from Tucson, AZ and have shown an incredible talent in their chosen instrument.
The Internet is a great canvass to practice nearly any artistic talent for others to see. One of the biggest reasons why teenagers fail to recognize their passions at an early age is confidence. If some of these talented individuals had someone in their lives that can cultivate that confidence, greater products can be released. All too often do sketch artists, singers, and painters fade before they even start because of this lack in confidence. Don’t discourage a teen’s dreams because they don’t fit your own. Help them embrace what could be one of the most memorable moments of his or her life.
About the Author:
Ken Myers is an expert advisor on in-home care & related family safety issues to many websites and groups. He is a regular contributor to www.gonannies.com. You can get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.