Personal Narrative: My Salutation

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Salutation. My is name is Maria Francesca Schiavone. And I 'm aspiring to become an animator/illustrator. I was born in San Pedro, California, and for the first few years of my life, I grew up in an apartment complex. Until my mother became pregnant again, and that 's when my father decidesd that we should move to a bigger place. So we move to El Monte, LA, my father decide that the suburbs are much more suited environment for a growing child and one on the way. Around three or four years old, I felt a need to express myself and those pure white walls were practically calling my name, so I picked up a pen and use the wall as my canvas. Needless to say, my mother was not pleased and reprimanded me for drawing on the wall. My mother, not realizing …show more content…
I was showing signs of mental disability, however they couldn 't figure out what it was at the time. Weather I was mentally challenge, or have some form of autism, all they knew is that I was very solitary, avoided eye contact, and I couldn 't articulate complete sentences. But, I was very artistic. Although, I couldn 't express myself through words, I was able to express myself through art. Being a very inquisitive child with a penchant for animals, I explored the outdoors my sketch pad, and drew whatever living creature that caught my attention. I began drawing birds, insects, lizards and cats. I think it was around that time my parents started to recognize my artistic talent, and decided to let me practice …show more content…
Soon after my mother enrolled me in Art School to hone my skills and expand my creativity even further. I study at the Art Museum of Ponce, there I was learning to use another medium of arts such as charcoal, scratchboard art, and painting. Although, I am familiar with painting, as I 've played with water color paints set many times. But this was done using acrylic and oil paints. I realize they were different from the usual water color paints I 've often played with during my younger years. My teachers were very informative, they taught me many things about art and the importance of exploring diversity in other areas in the art medium, such as painting, sculpting, scratchboard, and drawing with charcoal. I followed their advice, and explored other medium in art so I can expand my horizon. Not to brag, but I did get a first place medal from the Museum of Art of

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