My earliest creative memory, age two or so, is from a perspective inside an empty brown cardboard washing machine box in the middle of our living room. My mom made a house for me by cutting out windows and a working door. I can see myself with a bright orange crayon in my tiny hand scribbling all over the walls and floor, making messy marks, adding other colors with expressive abandonment.
Hours and hours within I would retreat with the freedom to create.
A wonderful foundation for the artist life.
One of my favorite artist quotes is by Pablo Picasso, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
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