In 2015 I moved to Australia to do a Masters in Professional Communication Degree.
I later met my husband, who had a similar childhood experience, but with music. On my 31st birthday, he bought me my first easel, some acrylic paints, brushes, everything the younger me would have wished for.
It had been nearly 10 years since I last picked up a paint brush. As I did my first painting, the Dumbo Magic Feather, my hands were shaking so much. I had all sorts of negative memories flooding in, but also this sense of a new found freedom! I didn’t want it to go away, I wanted to explore these feelings and my childhood passion further.