After Continuously Getting In Trouble For Doodling In Class, This 9-Year-Old Get A Job Decorating A Restaurant

It’s important to encourage your kids and support their creativity because great things might come out of it. The parents of Joe Whale, 9 years-old, thought exactly this when their son kept on drawing, even though he got in trouble for it at school.

Noticing Joe’s obsession with drawing, his parents sent him to an after-school art class where his artistic abilities were quickly acknowledged. He was even chosen to decorate the dining room of the restaurant ‘Number 4’ in Shrewsbury, England. He is now well-known as ‘The Doodle Boy’ and even has his own website as well as several social media channels where anyone can admire his art.

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Doodling in class is what got creative 9-year-old Joe Whale into trouble…

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Doodles cover all of his school notebooks

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According to Joe’s father, Greg, his son has always loved drawing and “was added to the Gifted register in primary school-aged 4.” He added: “His identical twin brother Jesse was also added to the register.”

At an after-school art class, Joe’s doodles were much appreciated by his teacher who shared his art on Instagram

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The staff of the restaurant ‘Number 4’ noticed Joe’s doodles

 

Image credits: Greg Whale

“Joe spent about 12 hours illustrating the wall.” Said Joe’s father Greg.

Greg has got some advice for other parents who want to support their children to follow their creative inspiration: “I would advise parents to encourage their children to always follow their passion and dreams — research local workshops or groups within your local community.”

The restaurant asked Joe to doodle their restaurant’s dining room

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After school, Greg brings Joe over to the restaurant

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Some parents might not be happy when their children get into trouble at school and might shut the troubling behavior down. Others, however, might see that their children need a creative outlet and will give them the space to develop their talent.

Joe has been given a lot of creative freedom that many artists might be envious of

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Joe’s talent was recognized by his art teacher who posted his work on Instagram. Restaurant ‘Number 4’ saw Joe’s work and wanted to have their dining room full of his doodles. After school, Greg drives Joe to the restaurant so he can let his creativity go wild. Who could have known that doodling in class would lead to a real job at only 9 years-old?

Image credits: Greg Whale

Image credits: Greg Whale

“They wanted to get Joe into their restaurant to complete an art piece on their wall, and it was in their main dining area, we were over the moon,” Joe’s dad Greg told the media. “I asked Joe and he, of course, leaped at the chance to do it so we have been going there after school where for a couple of hours a night he’ll put his creativity on their wall.”

Joe, ‘The Doodle Boy’, has several social media profiles now and his own website

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The doodles really show Joe’s unlimited imagination

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Greg continued: “Joe loves doodling and we’re so proud of everything he’s achieving, the fact that a completely independent business has asked our 9-year old son to do a professional piece of work for them is incredible.”

The 9-year-old is very well on his way to becoming a professional artist

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It’s extremely important to embrace whatever ambitions, dreams, talents, and desires young children might have, according to Self-Sufficient Kids, even if these interests might not equal those of the parents.

Joe’s family is very proud of him and amazingly encouraging

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In conclusion, it is also important for parents to notice the difference between a child who is uninterested in something and a child who needs some support and encouragement.

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