"These two drawings are created from my childlike side, the little Melissa. I drew the little girl with the sun in her mirror reflection on New Year’s morning while I was spending the night at my parents’ house. I felt positive thoughts swarm my head and heart as I drew this little girl seeing herself in the mirror as a sunny sun. I feel that when I am light, silly, filled with gratitude and joy, that I am a yellow warm sun. I visualize it as my body and it makes days lighter. Of course, I always want that feeling to stay."
"The little doll is inspired by the one I got from my Grandma as a little girl. There is a funny story behind this doll. When I was very little, my Grandma got me the doll, but I said that she can keep it. So for many, many years, my grandma had it on top of her fridge. I can’t recall why the doll popped into my mind, but over the holiday break I went to visit my grandparents and I gave my grandma a print of this drawing, and she exchanged it for the doll. Now I have the doll at my house. I am so drawn to Mexican artists and the craftsmanship of these sweet dolls, and the figurines are so beautiful. I love vibrant colors, so I encourage folks to color her in bright colors if you’d like to!"
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