Once upon a time, there was a little girl who painted pictures all day long, making believe that the kitchen chairs were easels.

She took her first real art class in college and won an art scholarship. But her family didn’t want her to be an artist, and wanted her to have a real job, so she worked in business for many years, making her pictures privately. Some people say the reason why she was successful in business is because she saw things differently, as an artist, drawing unusual connections between people and ideas. Who really knows? Sweet mystery.

A few years ago, some friends saw her pictures and they convinced her to show her work publicly, and when she said “Yes,” her world turned happily upside down. Or maybe it was finally right side up again.

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