• Marianne Orlando

Coincidence or Manifestation of Intention?

Updated: May 21, 2020

As I talked to people about my desire to have more creativity in my life again, opportunities manifested.

A friend came up to me in the cafeteria and said, 'I bet if I gave you a picture of my house, you could draw it.' Tentatively, I said yes. I had studied landscape architecture and practiced for 10 years, so I thought maybe I could pull it off. So that's how I got my first project.

Of course, I hadn't drawn in decades, but I was able to sketch out a rough draft. Since I was out of practice I had to trace that and make it into a finished drawing. I got out my make-do light table (a trash bin covered by a piece of glass over a lamp inside the bin, LOL) and began tracing.

This was the result: My first home portrait. Dozens more were soon to follow.

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