It's 1991.... My mom is corralling me and my siblings trying to get us ready to head out the door.
Being only 4, mom comes up to my little bedroom and starts helping me pick out what clothes to wear. As I see what she's laying out for me, something CLICKS.
"No." I say with fresh 4 year old attitude. "I don't want to wear that."
My ever-patient mom looks at me and asks, "Well, what would you like to wear?"
This was it. My first invitation to dive in and express my budding creativity.
Challenge accepted, Mom!
A few minutes later, I make my descent down the stairs to showcase my following fashion creation:
(The key is layering)
As I appeared, my sweet mom surveyed my creation and without skipping a beat said, "Well don't you look nice! Ok, let's go!"
And just like that, I experienced what it was like to express myself with visual art.
Thanks Mom for always encouraging my creativity instead of stifling it. And of course, for always putting up with my 4 year-old sass even to this day ;)