The Early Days

This is about the only drawing I was able to save from my high school days when I took fine art classes. As at that time I knew I had a love for drawing and the fine arts but I desperately wanted to be a medical doctor.

Thought hard how I could put the two together...it seemed so daunting then (and still does now!!).

Drawn in 1996© Nkolika Anyabolu

Drawn in 1996© Nkolika Anyabolu

LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT 19 YEARS LATER I WOULD STILL BE DRAWING AND PAINTING.

Better still, little did I know that I would get to the point of having confidence and courage to show my paintings to fellow well trained and better experienced artists.

I loved the fine art classes I had then and though I was the only female in the class I loved the challenge. I particularly loved drawing and wish I had saved up more of my early works...it would be fun looking at the early days and knowing how much I had improved (or vice versa!!)

One thing's for sure, there's no one who can ever say for sure: "I know where and what I would be doing in 10 years time". At least for me all I had 19 years ago was a talent, passion for sports and art; and dreams. I believe it was the dreams that have brought me this far and will continue to take me further

The supreme object of life is to live. Few people live. It is true life only to realize one’s own perfection, to make one’s every dream a reality
— Oscar Wilde

Its been a slow journey but a very steady one. The most important thing is to never loose sight of the end point...to BE TRULY HAPPY WITH WHATEVER YOU DO.

Are you still on the path of what you dreamed about years ago? or are they constantly changing with the ebbs and flows of life?