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Celebrating ” What’s your Childhood Memories?”- Celebrating the artist behind the creation- Diana John!

What is your favourite childhood memory? Worth thinking about isn’t it? Here are two quotes I found helpful.

“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence

It is never too late to have a happy childhood. ~Tom Robbins

I look the time to find out the story about the artist behind the creation. She is the artist behind the creation, What’s your Childhood Memories and though she calls herself “Sapodilla Brown” she is none other than Diana John.

To find out about her blog visit this link: http://screamingmemories.blogspot.com/

Having been intrigued by the idea of her blog, “Childhood Memories” I decided to speak to her and get an idea of the artist being the creation and about the project itself. Here is what I found out:

Diana John, aka “Sapodilla Brown” is “a half glass full kinda girl” who always tries to live life on the positive side as I’m not an outgoing, open-minded individual. It is not always about putting self first but the needs of others. In life it’s the little things that piss me off like saying you will fail before ever trying to succeed,” she says. I beg to differ as I find her to be open-minded.

I asked, “What inspired you to choose the idea “What’s your Childhood Memories” as your project idea?”

Here is what she said: “My inspiration came from not having any idea what to write. I happened to be searching for a funeral program of my great aunt for a family member and cam across the stuff I still had from my childhood. Then it came to me- why not write about Childhood Memories and I did. The other one or two ideas I got I didn’t see myself much or anything at all.”

I asked, “From day 1 how did you see growth of your project?”

Her response: “The ideas and creativity were there but it was just to get it out. Apart from the fact that I am a bit shy when it comes to approaching people I must admit I fall short when it comes to technology, (apps and gadgets). I have begun to pick up though the project is rounding up.”

“What was been your favourite part of the project?”

This is it: “My favourite part was discovering the things you can do as I had to discover it on my own, entering a whole new realm of technology with the wider world .I never saw myself as a blogger probably only in my head but not in real life. It was a nice challenge but hopefully in the near future, I pick it up again.”

“What is the most positive thing coming out of your project?”

Diana said, “It helped me to face my  fears of being heard but at the same time I can still stay hidden. It showed me insight that I may not be able to reach everyone but even some or a little as it gives a voice to be heard and to believe in myself a lot more rather than a little. Apart from the above mentioned it allowed me to open up because these are things I rarely share far more to blog about it. Thanks!”

My final question was, “Is there anything else you would like to share about your project?”

Her response: “Yes, for novices like me don’t be afraid to try despite all the obstacles that may come your way. Also try to keep a clear schedule for this project once it is not a part of your daily live or routine.”

My advice:

  1.  Don’t give up. With practice, over time things get easier.
  2.  keep at the blog and other social media apps after this. It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

This picture illustrates my favourite childhood memory. I got it from a Google search (http://www.tonybrewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/family-meals-free-clip-art.jpg)

This represents my favourite childhood memory- The entire family sitting down for dinner or lunch. We would be at school during the week and dad left early for work and most times he got home late. We tried to have one meal together for the week. It was initiated by my dad and family meal time is something we enjoyed.
This represents my favourite childhood memory- The entire family sitting down for dinner or lunch. We would be at school during the week and dad left early for work and most times he got home late. We tried to have one meal together for the week. It was initiated by my dad and family meal time is something we enjoyed. Really love me family and those times!

Again I ask, what’s your favourite childhood memory?

As I close, I say thank you to Elizabeth Lawrence and to Tom Robbins. Special thanks also to Andrew Kaleb and YouTube for the first video I shared. Thank you J4R Production for the second video. Thank you electronicworldnz and YouTube for the next video. Here’s a tutorial on how to create your own Childhood memory with the piano:

Enjoy!

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