On the Thrills and Fears of Pursuing a Childhood Dream

On the Thrills and Fears of Pursuing a Childhood Dream - Cissy's Art Café

I think most children have dreams and aspirations that end up falling by the wayside. When I was little, one of the first things I wanted to be was a writer. I used to write little stories on the clunky, 2000-era family iMac about princesses, named Cissy, who saved herself, and princes that existed as ultimately unimportant entities in...

Documenting Adventures: Christmas in the Galapagos

Documenting Adventures: Christmas in the Galapagos

One of the things I enjoy most about traveling is documenting my adventures in as many forms as I can. For my past few vacations (Thanksgiving in Italy, with my boyfriend, Christmas 2017 in Spain, with my dad, and Christmas 2016 in Ecuador with my family) I’ve gotten a small softcover notebook of various brands to journal and draw...

Tattoos #3 and #4: Eternity and Creativity

For a few years now, I’ve been wanting a paintbrush tattoo somewhere on my right arm as a reminder for myself to never stop creating. I knew it was the next tattoo I was going to get after my lotus flower (Read about it here), and I was just waiting for the time (and funds) to get it. When...

On Drawing and Mental Health

I have been a painter and an artist my entire life. Okay, maybe when I was like four, I couldn’t really call myself an artist, although my mom is very adamant that my drawing level was much higher than an average four year old. Something about being able to draw more than just stick figures and smiley faces on...