Once Upon an Artist (How it all began)
" Amidst a chaotic life, there's peace in a yummy cupcake!" - Rap
In the late summer of 2010, I stumbled upon art dolls created by famous figurative art doll artists from around the globe. Each unique art piece practically took my breath away. There were in different mediums--polymer clay, paper clay and cloth. It was in 2013 when I decided to tap back into my creative side, and dipped my toes into sculpting with polymer clay. As I continued to explore this new art form and medium, I found myself bewildered, and the rest was history.
Whenever time allows me to create, every one-of-a-kind art piece holds true to its name. It is unplanned, and maintain its uniqueness. I am in no way in competition with others. And while that is completely true, as I admire other artists’ work, I never doubt my abilities, nor get discouraged easily. I'm not trying to be better than someone else, but trying to better myself. I get the inner satisfaction of having created something beautiful even if my work of art does not make sense to others. When the inspiration bug bites, heck, I catch the wave.
y beloved father once told me that I was different, but in being different, I was special because I possessed a creative mind. As a young child, I love to draw, paint, write made-up fairytales, compose fun rhyming songs and sing my heart out. I would bury my face in a fairytale or
children’s book, and I remember that fuzzy feeling that settled over me like fairy dust by the time the story ended. Perhaps that is reason enough why fairy tales are important, because they make me happy. My ultimate favorite fairytale character is Rapunzel. I didn't had long locks then as a child till I was a young lady, but at that time, whenever we had our pictures taken, my mother would playfully drape her waist length, silky hair onto my head, as if it were mine. I would squeal with delight saying, “Ohhhhh just like Rapunzel’s!”. Thus the nickname Rapunzel stuck, well, between my other true nicknames.