Friday, July 20, 2012

A 9 Year Old Becomes A Millionaire Through His Paintings

They are those who say our destiny is determined before we are born, while others believe we create our own after we are born.  I believe childhood is often a time when a glimmer of our destiny is first seen.

Kieron Williamson, a British boy 9 years old, sold his paintings for several tens of thousands of dollars.  Through his work he will soon become a millionaire.

As reported in the, reporter David Keller writes:

Working in the media I have the privilege of meeting people with remarkable talent.
But as I patiently listen to cats snoozing in the living room of a rustic country home, it hits me that the person I'm waiting to interview has been so successful that he bought the surrounding bricks and mortar last year when he was aged just eight.  And as he bounces through the door after a good day at school, it strikes me that the artist I last met two years ago is still pint-sized... but now he's almost a millionaire.

 Kieron Williamson
 Kieron Williamson first picked up a paintbrush at the age of five

Last week 24 of Kieron Williamson's latest pieces sold for a combined £250,000.
This week the public is getting the chance to see them up close, along with his first ever paintings, at a career-spanning exhibition in Holt, Norfolk, a fortnight before he turns 10.  But does he even think about the money? "No," says Kieron, rather abruptly for such a shy boy, "but I like it a little bit".

Kieron's talent was first discovered by his parents on a family holiday to Cornwall at the age of five and since then his artistic ability has shown no signs of slowing down.

'My style's changed'
He hit the headlines in 2010 when his first major art sale fetched £150,000 in half an hour. Since then he has had hundreds of requests from people around the world to paint for them, including high-profile celebrities and royal family members. "I'm not painting as many, but I think they're better quality than they were," says Kieron, sitting in his art studio in his new home in Ludham on the Norfolk Broads.

"My style's changed and I've now got every medium."

Kieron Williamson and one of his paintings
Kieron believes his latest painting of Wells-next-the-Sea is his best yet

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Cley Mill from the Marshes by Kieron Williamson
The latest art sale by Kieron Williamson sold for £250,000

Kieron is a work in progress and will continue to produce work consistently and create, in some ways, his own artistic movement

Children continue to amaze the world.


Friday, July 13, 2012

How Big A Role Does Society Play In Children's Intelligence

I came across an interesting article shared on Twitter.  Flummoxed by Failure - or Focused?  Can our own attitudes towards learning play a large role in our children's lives from a young age?

An interesting article written by The Wall Street Journal's Ken Bain explores this subject matter.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Can We Make The Perfect Baby

I want to share an interesting article I discovered at

How to Make The Perfect Baby: The Developments in Science - Life - Stylist Magazine

 How to make the perfect baby
Words: Helen Foster. Picture credits: Rex Features and Getty Images.

How to make the perfect baby

Stylist investigates the scientific developments

From hair color to athletic ability, we’ll soon be able to cherry-pick the looks and characteristics of our offspring. But would you?

 Share your comments
You can read the complete article here

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Mercedes-Benz Stroller Concept

A young Hungarian student designer Árpád Takács, studying industrial design at the Hungarian Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, has now designed a functional piece of art dubbed as the Abeo baby pram concept for Mercedes-Benz Style, a unique styling division comprising not only transport-related products, but also furniture and lifestyle products and industrial design.

Understanding that mothers belly is the best place for a baby, Árpád Takács has designed the Abeo baby pram with a flexible saddle function to truly give a mother’s belly like secured and comfortable atmosphere.

Mercedes-Benz style inspired luxury baby pram concept

Mercedes-Benz style inspired luxury baby pram concept 

What do you think?

Source and Photos Bornrich