As a child, I loved reading fairy tales, especially the ones with beautiful princesses in them. Every single day you could find me at my little white desk, drawing princesses, fairies, unicorns, ballerinas, mermaids and swans. I'm still basically the same super girly girl, and I'd like to illustrate books that inspire children with stories of adventure, magic and romance. Hence the slightly Lisa Frank-esque imagination cloud above my head, with a princess smack in the center! (Also some bunnies, for good measure.)
The rest of the drawing is more or less accurate depiction of my desk area: the bulletin board with notes and old receipts on it, the photo of my parents taped to the wall, a mug filled with pens and pencils, the birch-colored IKEA drawers, papers lying on the floor, my terrible posture. I do not have gigantic picture frames on the wall, though - I threw those in for the contest theme. Also, I do not have a cat, I am allergic to them. There was just an empty space and I felt like drawing a cute cat.
EDIT: Sorry for the ugly watermarks. This image has been making its way around Facebook as a meme, cropped and with a quote about imagination on it. If you see it, be sure to ask the poster to link to this page.
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