Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sketch of Dreams

I made this sketch when I was 11-years-old. It's of a little girl sitting at a vintage sewing table, using a needle and thread. There's a cat on a rug, patterns in a box, and pictures of planets and heart-shaped butterflies on the wall. The lines are a bit sloppy and the dress forms lean crookedly. But it's not the artistic ability of an 11-year-old that matters; it's her dream.

I feel so grateful that my mother saved this sketch that I had long forgotten. And that it resurfaced in my life at a time when I needed to be reminded of the type of work I have always wanted to do.

Here's to childhood dreams. May they inspire us to return to what brings us joy.