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Play is Important in the Studio and in Life

When I enter the studio, set up my jars of water, my freshly filled squirt bottle, and pull out my paints and the various collage and mixed media tools that call to me, I am ready.

Working with children strongly influences my work. It is by working with my very young students that I find the strength to overcome all the negative self judgement and daunting expectations of an adult life. When at play, painting away at my easel, I am intrinsically motivated, free from any external rules.

I feel no judgement, no shame.

I am open.

I am in the deepest depth of my authenticity.

I am simply me.

With Gratitude,

Elizabeth Palmisano


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