Saturday, 7 March 2009
11:43:18 PM (GMT)
I can't believe I forgot to write about this!!!
A few monthes ago I met my idol! Yes, if someone were to ask me whose the number one
person I'd want to meet ever it'd be him. Robert Bateman. For those who don't know
who he is... he's an artist. The most popular artist in Canada, and whose art is
known internationally. His prints (never mind his original works) sell for over
Well, I was reading the newspaper and at the bottom it said, "Meet Robert Bate on
"anonymousdate"". I was like going insane. So on the night I took my kid sister
(know she'll hate me for saying that) with me to the gallery he was at.... AND HE WAS
THERE!!!! I had brought a book of his pictures "The Art of Robert Bateman" with me
and we lined up. Took a while... cause well he's famous and people want to meet him.
And then, there I was, next in line to talk, and I had no idea what to say. My mind
went blank and the first thing that went through my mind was "He looks old", but most
successful artists look old anyways. But I got to talk to him and learned that he
had only studied Geography at university as an excuse to go on trips across Canada so
he could sketch wildlife scenes. Also he thinks installment art is stupid, which I
totally agree with...
Then he signed my book " For _____, best wishes with your art", followed by signature
and date. -feints-
>_> Bet that signature just increased my books value quite a bit....
One of the most memorable days of my life. ^_______________^
(Oh and on the way home I almost crashed into another car because I was so giddy).
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