My parent(s) wanted me to an artist .because they saw the joy in me when I was trying to create art. they inspired me to be an artist by setting good examples: My Father, a great father and a government worker. In his spare time he created beautiful wallets, pocketbooks and picture frames from empty cigarette packs. My Mother was a teacher ,friend and the world's first" recycling queen" .She recycled everything from aluminum foil to waxed paper. When a jelly jar became empty, it became a drinking glass. Thanks to my mother, the whole family always had glasses to which to drink.