Cherry’s a Bad Artist? ~ Life at Camp Photostory

Hello friends! Cherry will be narrating today’s Life at Camp Photostory. I hope you enjoy!

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It was free time on the first day of Colorful Creations week. We were all working on conceptual art for our pieces for the art show on Friday.

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“Done!” I cheered after a quick scribble. I didn’t like to waste too much time.

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“Wow!” Petal glanced up from her drawing. “I’ve only just started on mine.”

“What about you Claire?” I asked.

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“I don’t want to show anyone until I’m done,” Claire muttered, not bothering to look up from her work.

Everyone was quiet for the next few minutes. I let Petal and Claire focus on thier drawings.

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“I’m done!” Petal proudly showed off her picture.

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I admired Petal’s drawing. “It looks great!” I complimented. It looked much better than mine. Maybe Claires wouldn’t look quite so good.

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“Done!” Claire chirped.

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“It’s very rough, but I think it’s a good start,” Claire defended her drawing.

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I stared at the drawing that I was once proud of. It suddenly didn’t look so good.

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“I’m going to go to the main hall and work on my actual piece. Want to come with?” Petal asked.

“Sounds fun,” Claire replied.

“I think I’ll pass, I mumbled.

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I decided that I had to fix my drawing. It didn’t look good at all compared to Petal’s or Claire’s piece.

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Once I decided that the drawing couldn’t be fixed, I just drew an x over it.

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I flipped the paper over.

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I couldn’t think of anything to draw. Our pieces were supposed to represent us.

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I tried to draw a self-portait.

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The self-portrait looked horrible. “I give up!”

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I shoved my drawing under the bed. No one needed to see its ugliness.

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That night, Petal and Claire lay awake talking.

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“I can’t wait for the art show!” Claire exclaimed.

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“Me too!” Petal agreed.

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I just lay awake, thinking of my disgusting piece.

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The next afternoon, we were all gathered in the cabin discussing our drawings.

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“I don’t know what I’m going to make,” I sighed.

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“What about your drawing from yesterday?” Claire inquired.

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“Oh, I lost it,” I lied.

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“We’ll help you find it!” Petal decided. “It’s probably somewhere around the cabin.”

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“It’s right here!” Claire exclaimed, peeking under the bed.

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I sighed as we pulled out the drawing and took a good look at it.

“Why is there a big ‘X’ over it?” Claire asked.

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“Because it’s horrible!” I cried, throwing myself on the horrid drawing. “It looks so much worse than the ones you guys did.”

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“It’s different, not worse,” Petal comforted.

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Claire and Petal got closer to me. “Everyone has different styles. Yours is abstract. I think it looks good,” Claire announced.

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We gathered in a group hug. I felt better after talking to my friends.

I was going to make art that made me happy. I didn’t really care how good it was. What mattered was that I had a good time doing it.

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