To The Parent Who Inspired Me To Become An Artist
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To The Parent Who Inspired Me To Become An Artist, Although You Are No Longer Around, Thank You

I am grateful that you helped me to share my gift with the world.

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Andrew Padovano

For years, I had difficulty expressing myself. As I got older and learned more about the world, I was afraid to share my opinion on different issues. I would often communicate anything that I wanted to say through drawings, written stories, and paintings whenever I could not find the words or ever became hesitant. Although you are no longer around, I will always remember the times we spent together. You helped me to become a better person. I want to say thank you for the lessons that you taught me.

I appreciate that you passed your artistic talent to me.

During the times when I was happy or sad, you always knew how to keep me smiling or cheer me up. I'd ask about your artwork, and sometimes either you or my grandparents would talk about the amazing drawings skills you had. I am grateful they gave me some of your work to remember you. Whenever I am lacking creativity or just need a boost, I look at the artwork you made and find the strength to push myself and come up with fresh ideas.

Thanks to you, I learned to make smarter decisions in life.

You went through many struggles yourself, and it was often challenging to talk about it. During the times we spent together, you helped me to forget about setbacks by doing recreational activities with me and telling me that everything will be fine. You always said that I would achieve great things, and I will keep making you proud every day.

You showed me how to see the positive side of every situation.

There were a few times when I did not push myself enough. Despite this, you always remained supportive and told me to never give up. I remember that success and failure are just the positive and negative consequences that result from trying. If I ever had a bad day, I would only think about the good things and would promise myself to work harder.

Thank you for the laughter.

Telling stories is a form of art and it was something that you were great at. You always made everyone in the family laugh with your sense of humor. Making people laugh is something that I learned from you. My loud, fun, pizza-loving Italian family provided a lot of material. I now occasionally tell jokes on topics such as life, college, and politics to improve my storytelling and comedic skills.

Without your motivation, I would never have thought of becoming an artist.

When I was growing up, I was unsure of what career I wanted. Thanks to you, I might become a multimedia artist or web designer. I have received support from relatives and friends, but your talent has led me to discover my own path as an artist.

Even though I cannot see you anymore, I know that you are watching over me. Glad that you were part of my life dad, and I just want to say thank you.

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