Ever since I've started painting, and sharing it with my friends and relatives, of whom very few are into any type of drawing/painting related stuff, I feel proud to have triggered interest in many. Not that everyone has taken up painting, but yes they do think about taking up brushes, ask about where I have learnt, what products I use, the cost etc. I try to give in all information, with my best to not overwhelm them and scare them away. Others are inspired to take up their hobbies more seriously.
And there are the third, whose imaginations run wild about what subjects need painting. My very sweet and funny father-in-law, gave me an idea of painting the screen of us video chatting, with him, mom and family members in one box of the screen and us on the other
. I thought he was joking until he asked me at another session, of what happened to the nice idea he had given me
. My husband, says the painting of this photo (attachment), is the last and only thing he would ever ask of me, done in a 16x20. Its his favourite sweet dish, i prepared once. I should acknowledge that some do give me very good suggestions.
Did you guys have any such stories, or is it only me, in which case I am going to remove this discussion, right away, as its too off-topic.