On the importance of coloring outside the lines – Gusto

Langston Gardner was never much for coloring inside the lines.As a child, Gardner’s mother, Barbara, recalled, he would fill every inch of his bedroom walls with drawings of old-fashioned telephones and televisions. Early in Langston’s life, she came to accept frequent paint jobs as a fact of life.But when presented with a coloring book and crayons, the young artist froze. It had something to do with artificial limits: the concreteness of the pre-printed lines somehow switched off his creativity. But in the calm and quiet of his bedroom – an environment free of the constraints, rules and instructions that defined the rest of his life – his artistic talents shone through.

Source: On the importance of coloring outside the lines – Gusto

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