When Mirai drew herself smiling, the confidence she saw in the pretty young woman smiling back at her gave her confidence to draw wonderfully. This was right after she complained to me that her drawing often looks as if a little kid had made it. Notice the smile in the photo and how Mirai reveals it in the drawing. A smile shows confidence.
I reminded my daughter how she has a talent for drawing what she sees in front of her eyes. She casually disappeared for a while, coming back to show me this photo and her striking ressemblance in the drawing. Art. Smiles. Confidence. They go together so beautifully. I’m a proud mother tonight.