Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hometown Talent

Over the last few years of volunteering at the "New Image Thrift Store," I've had the pleasure of getting to know a Hometown Boy name Larry Levin. He is a funny man who struggles a bit socially, but is very sharp at remembering the history of our town and everyone who has lived there. He loves to stand and chat about the "good 'ol days" and "engines." He talks way over my head in regards to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors. And he's been known to be the first customer in the door and the last to leave (after he takes his bored brother home and comes back). He has mentioned that he likes to draw cars and other things with engines in them. We've been telling him for a couple years now to bring some drawings in so we can take a look. Well, I'm proud to announce, we finally got to see the "Talented work of Larry Levine." The drawing pictured at the top was something he got from the back of a cereal box.
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His talent is looking at any picture and copying it to perfection. He does not trace, and he does not use a machine to make them bigger. He explained his process of starting in the corner at the bottom and slowly working his way up. He uses a ruler for precision and is hoping to get a set of 36 colored pencils instead of his current 12.

I was so glad I brought my camera on this special day to capture this Hometown Talent.