Have you ever heard an artist (or a writer) saying, "Oh, I've drawn (written) all my life." And you think, "Gosh, another one of those." Well, I'm one of those. My problem was I didn't stick to it. I grew up and forgot what I've always wanted to do.
So, I went back to school to finish my degree in Studio Arts from CalState-L.A. For a quarter, I interned for the Ben 10 series at Cartoon Networks Studios in Burbank, where I had the pleasure to meet and learn from some of the most talented artists in the business.
Then, due to my bilingual and creative background I was selected to be the Portuguese translator to an Alternate Reality Game called “The Lost Ring.” As the character “Larissa,” I've had the great privilege to work with Jane Mcgonigal and some of incredibly talented performers/artists/photographers/designers/gamers. It was truly an honor to translate and motivate the Portuguese speaking audience to participate through Larissa. This adventure led me to spend a week in Beijing, go to the Olympics closing ceremony, the Great Wall, and even interpreted a message to our Brazilian players from gold medalist Edwin Moses!
After I received my degree, my family and I moved to South Carolina where I've been working as a freelance graphic designer, making some art, jewelry, and writing my wonderful (really, a must read) novel.
Along with an elusive sense of belonging and heavy sessions of daydreaming, I continue to march happily along this sinuous road that is life.