About Discovery Collection:

 

With works such as:

Something to Consider,

Forge Your Path, Clarity, Devotion,

Shoes, Gratitude, Graceful Landing, and more

The theme of discovery is present in this collection.

It is a call to dare ourselves to consider if only for a moment, that we are worthy of great thing such as

love, compassion, and triumph.

We are also worthy to believe and act on the fact that we too, can gift such things to the world around us.

We are indeed worthy of discovering and allowing ourselves to celebrate and share our

individual remarkableness

How Discovery Collection came about:

 One winter morning sensing the turmoil, my mother said to me: “Filha, pinta” (Daughter, paint).  She handed me a paintbrush, a canvas, and some paint.

 

Not having ever held a paintbrush, I reluctantly picked up the brush, and clumsily took to the canvas – within minutes I submerged into this incredible foreign world, one brush stroke at a time 

by the time the canvas was covered 

         I awoke from a trance and my soul ascended                                                                                                                                                    
When my father’s employer transferred him to the

United States, he realized my family’s lifelong dream of living in this Country. I was twelve when we arrived in America, and was instantly intoxicated by the fragrance of opportunity this great land has to offer.  

 

My siblings and I were taught that in America, no dream is too big.  For my family, that was the year of hope, the year of forever change.

My mother built a business from scratch, mop by mop, home by home – she since has retired, my father has since retired from his engineering career as well. At times in our lives, my mother worked three jobs cleaning hotel rooms, working in hot kitchens, and taking care of children – All to contribute to our education.

When I left my career in finance to give myself time to reset my life, I found myself in uncharted territory. A place where uncertainty resided. Amid countless new exhilarating emotions, there was shame and a feeling of selfishness. I felt I had let down my parents, I had snubbed at their tireless efforts of providing for my education.

I lived my life to achieve the American Dream, however, through this journey I somehow lost myself – I ended up working 80 hour weeks, and distanced myself from those most important to me. I missed soccer games, school performances, and countless opportunities of time with those most significant in my life.

The day my mother handed me a paintbrush was

the day I found my Soul.



 

 
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