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A Little Character Goes a Long Way | 24"x18" | Oil on Canvas

A Little Character Goes a Long Way​

Do you remember playing with these little people? I do! I remember coming up with different families and different characters with different names and personalities.

The part that made it fun was being able to be whoever I wanted and act however I wanted (good or bad) with no consequences. It was just pretending. It was my way of becoming who I wanted to be in the little world that I created.

In real life, none of us are perfect, and there are always consequences to our actions (good and bad). We all have character flaws, but we also have unique characteristics that make us who we are! That’s the amazing thing about being human! We’re not robots who are programmed to behave and perform based on specific instructions. We are real. We are human. We have feelings, flaws, passions, and unique attributes that make us who we are.

At the end of the day, who we really are matters more to others than who we sometimes pretend to be. People can’t relate to perfection, because it’s unattainable! The best way I have found to live is, to be honest, be genuine and don’t be afraid to let others see you for who you really are.

For me, this piece represents the idea that not everything is perfect, but life would be boring if it was!

What are some of your favorite memories of playing with “little people”? What toy from your childhood do you still have today?