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Never too old for crayons

May 21, 2013

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A local senior entered his first art competition at age 53 with a drawing done using basically crayons.

Rodney Robbins from Maiden, doesn’t like to paint, and he’s barely picked up a drawing pen in the last 30 years, but he recently entered an art show with a pastel drawing that’s surprisingly lively.

“Pastels are glorified crayons,” Robbins said.

For his drawing “Today My Name is Astrid,” Robbins used chalk and pencil pastels.

“They were very easy to use and fast,” Robbins said. “I spent more time staring at my picture, hoping I wouldn’t ruin it, than I did actually coloring.”

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
 

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