“Talent is a Question of Quantity.”


This quote reminds me of my favorite children’s books, Arm in Arm by Remy Charlip. In it, there’s a story of a man who paid a painter to make him a painting of a fish. After waiting a year and receiving nothing, the man goes to the painter and asks for his painting. The painter puts a canvas on the easel and whips off the most beautiful painting of a fish the man has ever seen. “If it was so easy, why didn’t you do it sooner?” he asks. In answer, the painter opens a closet door and hundreds of paintings of fish fall out.

What looks like a magical gift is often a combination of perseverance and practice.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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