This piece is a mixed media digital painting with free flow and expression. When I was younger I wanted so desperately to be a ballerina. I would borrow the same 10 books from the library over and over again just to admire the dancers and the outfits. I started to take ballet lessons at age 5, but shortly after was diagnosed with JRA. The doctors said I "couldn't" do it anymore. I was devastated. In this day and age, things would be different, but back then it was not common for a child to be diagnosed with an "old person's disease", and in so many instances people just didn't know what to do with me. I don't think ballet was my calling, but somehow the beauty of it finds its way into my work every now and then. My expression is that I create...that is my calling.
April 12, 2023
2400 x 2400