You know what? I’m gonna write my own biography and let someone check it for me. Just to let them see where I might have been unclear, check my phrases, revise the grammar and stuff like that, you know?
Because I’m not very good at that myself. I’ve known since MAVO (middle school) and then in HAVO (high school) it was confirmed that, not only am I not good at these things, but the worst part is that I’m not even interested in changing it. Hahaha oh boy…the editor will probably remove that part during corrections. If you are reading about it right now, it’s because I convinced them to just leave it in. In the end it’s my bio… And it’s true. That stuff about reading 10 books in Dutch, Spanish and English was really too much for me. It was too boring, and therefore too difficult. I wish there were audiobooks back then…
My solution was to pay someone else to tell me what the book was about. After that I also made sure I read a couple of summaries about the book in question, then I went and gave this whole
performance in front of the teacher.
The funny part about this whole thing was, I didn’t see it as a failure. I rather considered it to be a fascinating challenge; to perform good enough so the teacher would think I read the book. I wonder how many people would’ve gotten good grades if the teacher had graded them based on their interpretation, performance and philosophy of a book they did not read…and all this,
presented in a language they didn’t even master that well. I think this was sort of my debut in theatrical art, too bad it wasn’t what school was looking for. Not always… but, I succeeded in this many times. Today I’m 41 years old..and I still use this exact same method sometimes. Alright, that was actually my biography.
It looks exactly like my paint-stained clothing. I think it’s a beautiful metaphor. This is good for now.
Below I’ll insert a couple of bullet points about highlight moments in my life..
I’ll make sure I write a longer biography some other day, ok?
Francis Victor Sling // Born in Curaçao in 1979 // Multi-year plan in MAVO (middle school) // Search for the truth, search for the truth… gave my life to God and became a Christian // Multi-year plan in HAVO (high school), got tired and bald // Went to Holland in the year 2000 to study something that suited me better // Got my diploma in graphic designing in 2004 // Got married and had 2 kids // Made graphic designing my profession // One of my children passed away and I got divorced // Lived a total of 18 years in the cold (Holland) // Came back to my island in 2018 // Continued to look for the truth // My concept of God became bigger, so I couldn’t only be a Christian // I still believe I am a missionary of God // Did art on the side // Now we can eat from me doing only art.
Recently one of the many tourist guides that frequently visit my gallery said something I
consider to be one of my biggest achievements so far. He said, “Francis, I’m happy when I come by and I see your gallery open… because every time I bring tourists here, they always leave happy.” The fact that, I, being so small, from such a small island, with such small abilities can attract people from the whole world and leave them with a smile in a world with so many
difficulties…is pure gold for me.
Anyway, this is all for now. You can contact my manager for additional information hahahh Or just hit me up on my social media.