Friday Fictioneers 7th January

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our charming host for the Friday Fictioneers photoprompt, and this week has selected a picture from Brenda Cox. Thank you ladies.
Everyone had to start somewhere and as a child painting by numbers had always been a fascination.
In his adult life, he began painting from his mind’s eye, beautiful pictures of butterflies, flowers and nature at its best.
People paid a fortune for one of his canvases, especially now he was blind and it was all from memory.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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37 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 7th January

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    I wonder what it was like for him, creating the paintings but never seeing them? In some ways that must have been heart-breaking.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    A childhood dream realised

  3. GHLearner says:

    That’s a fascinating story. He must have outstanding technique to accomplish this.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Lovely twist Di, well done.

  5. murisopsis says:

    Nice touch that ending!!

  6. James McEwan says:

    There is a sense of life’s dedication and determination here.

  7. Bear says:

    Beautiful! To see without eyes…

  8. granonine says:

    A lovely concept. If deaf people can compose music, why not a blind artist creating beauty?

  9. jillyfunnell says:

    How wonderful if he were able to create the images from those inside his head. What an amazing gift that would be.

  10. Once an artist always an artist despite what life throws your way. Delightful, Di.

  11. Dale says:

    What a lovely idea. And why not?

  12. Never expected the twist in the end.

  13. A beautifully sad story in so few words. Amazing!

  14. Bill says:

    I bet somewhere out there in the world, this person exists. Well done.

  15. i b arora says:

    art was within, eyes were meaningless

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