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Ink & Graphite Drawings by Kevin LeMelle
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Kevin LeMelle
West Covina , California - United States
Drawings - Portraits & Figures

A native of Lake Charles,Louisiana ~ Kevin is a self-taught Artist, Husband & Father of three.

"I feel that it is a true Blessing to be given the opportunity to share our gifts and inspirations which enable us to uplift one another." I was another one of those first graders that could not pay attention in class for non-stop doodling. Today I find myself drawing whatever inspires me at any given time. Being a self-taught Artist I find this to be an incredible journey of learning and discovery. I am in the process of creating a website to share some of the Works I've completed through my years of "on and off pencil and paper wars."
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This inspiring piece of poetry has had a following since the early 1900s and no one is really sure who wrote it. The common myth is that it was found in the Baltimore Church in a monk hole, around 1692. Some believe it was written in 1920s or as early as 1906. A lawyer by the name of Max Ehrmann [1872-1945] put a copy-write on this exceptional poem in 1927. The important thing is the words, as it has lasted through time and is just as relevant today as it was to the writer who put pen to paper, and created this inspired work of art.

Go placidly amid the noise & haste, & remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud & aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither by cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Inspiration - Graphite Pencil - $TBD

Courtney Hashaway
2010-10-27 10:24:23
Beautiful Artistry.... looks like a photograph
sean bradley
2008-01-21 04:14:04
absolutely perfect artwork kevin!!
Ronny Haklay
2007-12-24 08:05:49
love it!!!
ui uj
2007-04-20 21:20:24
Very emotional art well conceived.
2007-04-17 13:31:46
legends .....brilliant
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