My First Oil Pastel Drawing, 7 yrs. old

As a child, I was told that art was a hobby, things that children do, but then grow out of. I was not supposed to have taken art "seriously."

But I have decided that nothing else makes me happier than being an artist.

Thus I have resurrected this post to celebrate my growth as an artist and an individual. I thought it fitting to include my first oil pastel drawing when I was 7 years old. It was for a drawing contest in Indonesia. I did not win any awards; I was told that my drawings were "too imaginative."