Since it is #meetthemakermarch, I thought I would share some things with you that you will not find in a bio or on Google about me. I have always been a dreamer with my head in the clouds. I believed in fairy tales and dragons, and spend hours alone, drawing things, reading though as many books as I could find, and creating whatever I could imagine. In fact, nothing much have changed since… 😉
I remember that I once entered a national Cadbury’s competition when I was about 10 years old, and to my absolute delight, I won! The price was a box of their products every month for a year! Of course that is every child’s dream to have an unlimited supply of chocolates and sweets! I also used to make weird and wonderful clothes (for me and my dolls), built them houses with mini furniture, loved baking with my mom and generally kept myself busy being creative in any area I could express myself in.
I was a loner, and could lose myself completely while dreaming up fantasy worlds and putting it on paper. Although this could be very isolating growing up, I didn’t even notice, and even if I did, I couldn’t be bothered. When I finished school, I applied to go to University to study law, but at the last moment, changed it to Art ( to everybody’s horror, I mean, it’s not a real career, is it?)
This, however, changed my life completely and opened my eyes to a whole new world! It was the first time that I got that kind of exposure to the art world and it’s possibilities, and I could really explore my arty side to the fullest. It was also the first time I felt like I fit in somewhere. Belong for a change.
I guess what I’m saying is that we won’t feel like our true, happy selves, until we have found and answered our calling. Our true passion. Our inherent need to express ourselves.
“All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.”the Little Prince