A wise man is not worldly wise.
The calendar is smooth and naive.
An old girl
Now,
A girl’s heart is a word that people often talk about.
We love girls who exaggerate the age of twenty or thirty:
Expect and be curious about the future.
Willing to make changes all the time.
There is goodwill for the whole world.

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But have you seen a 78 year old girl?
Though the hair is grey, it is full of years of vicissitudes.
But still use a bright and cheerful smile.
Give the world a warm blow.

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Kinuko Y. Craft,
Such a girl.
Her life is just like her paintings.
Always fresh, colorful and mysterious.

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She was born in 1940.
Only one thing in life: Painting
Today, I still refuse to put down my brush.

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When I was young, Kinuko
There was a strong interest in painting.
Like many little girls,
Her inner world is full of colorful dreams.
Use a tender little hand to paint the sweet.

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How can her parents love her?
Not supported.
Parents in the name of “love”.
I hope she will be a doctor or lawyer in the future.
Useful occupation.

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This once depressed young Kinuko.
She often sneaks up to grandma’s house.
Because grandma never restricts her.
“What should you do? What are you not allowed to do?”
And she would hug her in her arms and tell fairy tales.

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In the course of time,
Grandma’s favor became “connivance” Kinuko.
The best weapon for painting.
But this little smart is still found by parents.
Not only did parents reduce the pocket money she used to buy paintbrushes.
And limit the number of times she goes to grandma’s house.
It’s like moving her back from heaven to hell.

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And when you grow up,
At the age of 20, she disobedient her parents for the first time.
He did not listen to dissuade to enter the Chicago Academy of art.
Officially opened her painting career.
“At the moment of stepping into the school gate,
I can’t restrain my tears. “

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Because it was lost.
So cherish it.

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Kinuko is like a duck to water.
Day and night to make up for the lack of youth.
“Painting is the most enjoyable thing for me.
As soon as we enter the studio,
Often more than ten hours are like a waste of time. “

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Several times,
She was found sleeping for a long time.
Hypoglycemic hypoglycemia fainted in the studio.

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Human life,
You can meet your likes.
And something that can be devoted to everything.
How lucky!

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So in the eyes of outsiders,
From line drawing, composition to coloring, etc.
A series of tedious processes.
Kinuko is very happy.

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More Than This,
She has always asked herself for perfection.
Every time you finish a piece of work,
Have to look at it for a few days.
If small details are not in place,
Then carefully change to satisfaction.
If there is a big mistake,
Then I took the trouble to do it again.

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There is no shortcut to painting.
If there is,
That’s not mind power.

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Perhaps, as Grandma Moses said, the concentration and accomplishment of devoting oneself to what one really loves is enough to polish the boredom and boredom of such trivial daily life as firewood, butter, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea. kinuko y. craft paintings

Kinuko was built with a brush.
A romantic fairy tale world.
Delicate strokes and soft colors.
After seeing it, you will be addicted to it.
Life and mood are slowing down.

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In fact,
Kinuko from the moment of indulging in painting,
It really turns life into a fairy tale.

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Like a child,
Keep a pure childlike innocence.

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Always love the prince and princess’s fairy tale love.

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Even if the world is seeking fame and wealth, it will be a loss of interest.
I always believe in good feelings and life.

 

A wise man is not worldly wise.
The calendar is smooth and naive.

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But 20 years old, innocent.
Everyone can forgive.
The 78 year old also lives in fairy tales everyday.
Inevitably, people incur criticism and criticism.

 

Some people called her “a young girl who painted a fairy tale.”
Someone satirize her that “living a whole life is like a dream”.

 

But Kinuko didn’t care about that.
She just wants to live in her own world.
Enjoy the peace and beauty brought by painting.

 

No matter what gossip,
Kinuko, who only does one thing all his life.
Creativity does not decay in old age.
Instead, it ushered in its own outbreak.

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In 2011, Kinuko also won the world’s best fantasy artist award in the world. Her fairy tales are now well recognized in the United States, Europe, China and Korea.
Her works won numerous awards, including the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of American Illustration in New York City, and the National Geographic Society.

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