Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Long Lost Cousin

The internet is great. Facebook in particular. I've reconnected with a lot of people who have been a blessing and joy in my life. Most recently I reconnected with a dear cousin after...well you don't need to know how long it is, suffice to say it's been a looooong time. 

My cousin Milo Hess is and always has been a talented artist. When we were 6 years old I remember him sketching the faces of our family and it wasn't just kid's play. These were recognizable faces, each had character, and he even exaggerated key features to form the true personality of each person. It was remarkable. He was a prodigy.

I was so jealous that he knew at such an early age what his life's calling was. He's one of the lucky ones whose aspirations and talent coincidence. He knew what he wanted and he went after it. He attended Pratt in NYC on scholarship, served as art director at major broadcasting networks and is now a freelance artist and photographer in NY. I'm awfully proud of him. I always knew he would be a great success, no matter what the obstacles placed in his path, because of his remarkable talent.  

Above is a sample of what he does. I love how streamlined the image and message are. In this 100 mile per hour life we all live, all you get is a second to make an impression. And Cousin Milo makes a great first impression. Glad to know you again, Milo.


Events by Evonne said...

Hmmm... I want some spring rolls RIGHT NOW! I am jealous too that Milo has found his calling so early in his life! I guess better late than never, right?

J Sav said...

Late?! It isn't late for you. Just think of Roy Kroc figuring out how to do McDonald's in his 60's!