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Ballerina Collage

Ballerina Collage

I have loved ballet since I was a preteen.  At one point I wanted to be a prima ballerina but when my father heard me talking about it he put his foot down.  Ballerinas starve to death.  Very few make it to prima status and he didn’t anticipate my being one of them.  So he canceled my ballet classes.  I was of course, heartbroken but I managed to carry on.  Now I paint and draw ballerinas as often as I can.  He took it away from me but not out of my heart apparently.

What do you think?

What do you think?

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  1. Lovely post like it. It’s hard to accept. Sometimes you need to have a lot of money to pursue a dream. Sometimes people make it, but when you have to fight your family to go for your goal, it’s very hard to do. If it really means a lot to you, I would say go for it anyway!

    • You are so right about the money. I have pursued my art dream, which my father also disagreed with as something that would make me starve to death, and thought it is true that most artists don’t make real money till they are dead, I just can’t help myself. I love to create and will probably keep doing it even though I barely squeak by with the barest of incomes. True artists are prodded on by their love of the craft and not necessarily by monetary gain. Although it would be nice to have plenty to eat and not have to worry about the rent.

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