In January of this year I published my first art book. This book is a collection of my doodle art and watercolor paintings. With each painting I have told a story from my life and/or personal experience from my journey on being an artist. I’m excited to share with you one chapter each week from my book. This week is Chapter Number 8 – “Be Who You Wanna Be”.
In the original Cinderella movie, there is a part where the wicked stepmother sent Cinderella to her room as punishment. Little did the wicked stepmother know that this was Cinderella’s favorite place to be. Then she sings the song; “in my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be.” As a little girl I remember singing that song all the time.
My mother tells the story of when I was little, I would wake up so happy every morning. It was like, “good morning new world, I am so happy to be here”. Actually, to me, it was a new world, because everyday my imagination was letting me be somebody different in a whole new and different world. Although we both laugh about it now, at the time I think this drove my mother nuts!
After growing up, I knew I had to decide on being just one person (sad but true.) Of course I had a lot of suggestion from many different people in my life, but in the end I had to make the decision for myself. In the end, I am happy to say that I think I chose wisely because I really do like being me and I can’t think of anybody else I would rather be!
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To read the introduction, click here.
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