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Open Mic: In the Spotlight by Emmanuel Koh

Meet the Artist

How old are you? 
I’m 15 and turning 16 soon!
Where do you live?
I live in Singapore.
What classes are you taking this year?
I am taking English 3, Bible Survey, and English Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots.
What is your favorite thing about art? 

My favorite thing about art is that it allows you to freely express yourself and glorify God. After all, that is the first and foremost thing for me. I enjoy budgeting for and investing in high quality art supplies and learning from others. If I could advise younger artists at TPS, I would encourage them to remember that God gave them the talent of drawing. Rather than using your skills as a way to brag, build up those around you and use your art to glorify God. Sharpen your skills and never use money as an advantage for your own glorification. I learned the hard way that bragging about my art never benefits me, eventually realizing that many artists are better than I am. The art industry is a world of inspirations, temptations, and lively imagination. Never give up on your talent! I took nice years to appreciate and hone my artistic skills and still see room for improvements.

3 Comments

  1. Very nice drawing! I appreciate your comments on art. That’s a good message for both art and any other talent and skill. Thank you for sharing.

  2. That is a beautiful message! Thank you for sharing!