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(sideways self portrait w/ arms raised in joy)
I held my first pencil in an old house with five grandmas and a magical
garden where stray cats sunned themselves with the laundry,
and mischievous dwarves came out to play
at the stroke of 6 in the evening.
There, my imagination and love for drawing began and steadily grew
with the sweet bat-bitten guavas, star apples,
and fragrant tropical flowers and plants.
Many years later, animals and plants are still the stars of my work!
thank you for visiting
I hope my drawings bring you as much joy I get in creating them.
My illustrations can be found
in an iphone/ipad game,
in a language instructional book,
and in homes and offices on planet earth
#toniricaart for works in progress
* All rights reserved 2019, Year of the Land Oinker *