Thursday, January 29, 2009


I first fell in love with the artist in Rodrigo, how he could bring feelings to life through art, words, or music. It is one of my greatest longings to be able to express my heart through these mediums but alas it does not come naturally to me.

This week has been a very difficult one for Rodrigo. For beginners he has job hours from 8:45pm to 12:45am Mon - Thurs and 4pm-8pm Fridays. His classes begin at 9am so he leaves the house around 8am giving him, if he is lucky, about 5 hours sleep. In addition to his crazy work schedule he had an exam or project due in every class this week. And the cherry on top of it all is that he had a mix-up with his text book for 2 of his classes so he was WAY BEHIND! He was leaving each morning and not coming home until after work in an attempt to catch up somehow. Well, if you know my husband you can understand when I tell you that his project for his Digital Media class was due Monday morning but he didn't remember this until about 1am Sunday night. He had done most of the legwork but now had to put it all together. He stayed up the remainder of the night finishing the project. The result is what you see above. When I awoke in the morning after he had left for school I came to check out what he had done and was impressed. But I am his wife right? :) Anyway, he told me later that day that the teacher shows the projects to the entire class and they vote on who they think is the best for the teacher's "Hall of Fame". The teacher then chooses from the classes favorites a first, second and third place. I could tell Rodrigo was secretly hoping he would be the winner and to tell you the truth I was thinking how cool it would be too. Anyway, today he came home to tell me that he received first place in the teacher's "Hall of Fame". All I kept thinking was he spent 5 hours one night to complete that project and he did so well? Unbelieveable and thank goodness. He was teasing me saying that he wanted to win everytime and I looked at him with this "Don't get cocky now" look and he responded with a very unconvincing, "I wouldn't feel right winning them all" We both laughed. I wish that I could say there was such a wonderful ending to his other two class exams but well you can't have it all.

When Rodrigo creates like this it really inspires me to dig down deep within myself and find what little God given talent I have in the arts and to cultivate it. I once did this with singing and was amazed and pleased to find how the Lord magnifies our efforts. I am now pondering attempting something new...I am digging, searching, and hopefully soon discovering.



wow that was a way cool idea for his project and of course he pulls it off with flying colors! I would not expect anything less! I am glad he has a class that give him an outlet to grow in his creative capacity. I am jealous and wish I had a class that would help me grow too!

Karmen said...

Yeah me too!

Cayr said...

Wow...that is amazing. I love what he did. How cool that would be to be able to create like he does. Keep up the hard will be worth it for all of you.

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