For those of you who don't know, my daughter Carly is an artist. And even though I don't always like to admit it, she gets a lot of her personality traits from me: stubborn and headstrong, sarcastic and sassy. She's creative, but in a dark and moody sort of way. She doesn't like the spotlight and prefers to stay behind the scenes, and does not like to have her picture taken. She acts like she's tough, but deep down she's emotional and sensitive. She hates dresses and the color pink. She loves cats a little too much. Although not a musician, she has a deep connection with music and often uses it to inspire her art.
I asked her to paint something that has a strong personal meaning for me - Three Crooked Hearts.
It took me way too long to figure out what I was meant to do in this life. It was always there, in the back of my mind, but I ignored it for way too long. Carly has found it early, and I hope that she follows her dream and gets to do what she loves for the rest of her life. I can't wait to watch her.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."