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Celebrating 20 years in America: a journey of self-discovery and artistic passion

Photo by: Aryadne Woodbridge
Photo by: Aryadne Woodbridge

"Life is a journey of unexpected turns and surprising destinations." This quote perfectly encapsulates my incredible 20-year adventure in America. What started as a one-year plan to study English in Atlanta quickly evolved into a life-changing experience filled with personal growth, artistic exploration, and a deep connection to two places I proudly call home.


Chapter 1: A New Beginning in Atlanta Two decades ago, I embarked on a journey that would forever change the course of my life. Arriving in Atlanta with dreams of mastering English, I had no idea what lay ahead. Little did I know that this vibrant city would become the catalyst for a series of extraordinary experiences.


Chapter 2: Unveiling the Artist Within As I settled into life in America, I moved to Seattle, Washington, for a job opportunity and to change things around. It was there, amidst the stunning Pacific Northwest landscapes and thriving art scene, that I revived my artistic essence. What had once been a hobby quickly became a passion that ignited my core.


Chapter 3: The Evolution of Art Looking back at the early stages of my artistic journey, I'm reminded of the transformative power of exploration and experimentation. With each brush stroke, I delved into uncharted territories, pushing boundaries and seeking to uncover the essence of my creativity. The evolution of my art can be witnessed in the collection of paintings showcased in the gallery below.


Chapter 4: A Search for Meaning Beyond the vivid colors and intricate brushwork, my art served a deeper purpose – it became a vessel for self-discovery and a quest for meaning. Each canvas revealed the progress of my artistic skills and my desire to find purpose and significance in the intricate tapestry of life's journey.


Chapter 5: Two Homes, One Heart Through these 20 years, my heart has remained divided between two places that have left an indelible mark on my soul – São Paulo and Hermosa Beach. These two distinct locations have shaped my identity and provided a sense of belonging that transcends geographical boundaries. Today, I'm grateful to call them both home.


As I celebrate this remarkable milestone, I'm filled with gratitude for the experiences, the challenges, and the growth I have encountered on this 20-year journey in America. It serves as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of following one's passion. May this story inspire others to embrace their journeys, explore their passions, and discover the beauty within each chapter of life.



You can click on each photo to see the evolution of my paintings through the years:

I hope you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments if you would like to know more about my art experience in Seattle.


Color Your Life!


Drica

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