For many years I have set aside my passion for illustration, art and storytelling to develop a career as a scientific researcher. In the last ten years – I am now 45 – I have struggled to open a space in my life where my passions could bloom. I now feel I am in the right spot to finally dive into what I love. I still work part time in university, where I teach software design. The rest of the time, I paint, I write, I cook. I have also a deep interest in spirituality and psychology, and I am training to become a facilitator in expressive art therapy.
- Claudia Picardi – @vitiviskaia