Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Learning to Fly

When I came to USA 7 years ago I didn't know the language, I didn't know how to drive, I couldn't work (while applying for residency you can't work), I didn't know the culture (I freaked out people trying to kiss them) it was frustrating because I was a very independent woman.

I have to learn so much, it was scary in the beginning but now I am enjoying freedom again (I learn how to drive, yay)

Today I am sharing something I made on my journal. It's a charcoal drawing that I sealed with fixatif and I paint with acrylics. I also use some pencil and print the words with my printer.

Learning to fly could be scary but when you do it it is so beautiful!

11 comments:

michelle said...

She is just wonderful! You should be so proud of yourself! Not everyone can teach themselves to fly!

Mystele said...

she is adorable! i have so much respect for you...being here in America where so many people think that America IS the world can't be easy. you go , Girl!

*~Niki~* said...

Oh that is so beautiful Adri, great job! xx

Dana Jones said...

Welcome to our "melting pot"! I have really enjoyed your blog today, reading many posts to see what it is all about!

justagirl said...

I couldn't imagine moving to a new country where everything is so different.

I love your latest painting so very sweet.

Katherine

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing that, Adri. You are such an inspiration, as well as a wonderful artist. You should be proud of all you have accomplished.

Vickie said...

Adri
That is a neat art technique. I'll have to give it a try.
I think having people from so may different countries and cultures is what makes America. My best friend is Canadian, grew up speaking Finnish in her home and is now an American citizen. I have another good friend, Adrianna, from Mexico. She brought me some Pezole soup the other day when I wasn't feeling well. My neighbor across the street is from Argentina and just came here a few years ago. Her English is getting very good but she still wears sweaters all summer here in Utah. It's too cold for her. I'm glad you are finding your place in America.

Charisse said...

She is adorable! I love the colors you chose! You are definitely flying now!

Lina said...

sweet!

Annika said...

She is so beautiful both in charcoal and the finished painting.
You are a very brave and talented woman and I hope I someday too can find my wings!

Dee said...

lovelyjournal entry. I can relate very well to that story Adri coz I also came to a place where I didn't speak the local language and didn't understand the local food. But its a matter of time and we eventually overcome all the obstacles and find a home wherever life takes us. The beauty lies in the ability to take everything in your stride with a smile and when you look back at those difficult times, you feel proud of yourself for having overcome all hurdles. Shine bright, smile wide. Love. dee.