Introduction

Color has been a part of my life ever since the day I found myself dressing in monochromatic colors almost every day of my young life. I still remember my crocheted yellow shirt adorned with sunflowers, worn with my yellow shorts and my yellow butterfly clip to embellish my short black hair. You could always find me spending my summers creating and playing with colors; doing everything from building troll doll houses, to designing my own Barbie clothing, to filling in coloring books, to doing paint by numbers. You name it I tried it. From a young age I was encouraged to explore my imagination. I owe a lot of that to my parents who never stifled my creative expression. For example, my mom let me drag my stuffed dog down the sidewalk ...

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