I lost my hair once and my friend did, too. I wanted to show her that there’s nothing wrong with that.
My friend was stressed and made this face, but I still wanted to draw it.
I painted my best friend, and when I saw her grandmother, I realized they were the same! It was so surreal to have someone’s face embedded in my head because I painted them, and then to see someone who looks so much like them, only older.
A painting of a home that isn’t my home.
Mia being Mia.
I was missing home and couldn’t pay attention in class, so I doodled.
Recently I’ve been drawing my mom a lot. It’s probably because I miss her.
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