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No Matter How Many Times I Gave up on my Dreams, They Never Gave up on Me

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"No matter how many times I gave up on my dreams, they never gave up on me"

Original Artwork by Elicia Ward

This is the painting that captures me sitting on a hill with my dreams light as anything wavering above. I fought and fought to fit in with the norm. All I wanted to do was fit in, be normal and have a normal size dream. I spent the last decade accepting myself for who I am instead of pushing myself to be someone I am not. This painting reminds me how blessed and wonderfully lucky I am that my dreams were patient with me.

The girl you see in the picture is my inner child. She shows up in many of my drawings and visions. She is the one that feels everything and expresses everything. She wears hiking boots and a high collar jacket that converts into a hood to protect her from any storm. The Umbrella she holds can be used to shield or as something to help guide her. This girl has been in my visions for many years now it’s only in the last decade I have really understood her significance. The further on my journey I travel, the more I see how beautiful, curious and courageous she really is.

Original painting 450mm x 550mm