As the fall season begins to set in, I find myself taking a pause as it is my favorite season. The air is becoming slightly more crisp and in certain areas a sweater is needed in the evening. This past week my friend, Annie, treated me to moon cakes in honor of the moon festival. Last year, she surprised me with a box of cakes for the first time.
This act of kindness inspired me to share more about our friendship as she is the inspiration behind Annie Puppy, Bella’s best friend.
Since that week last July, we have been in the studio together almost every week. In these sessions we have gotten a lot of work done but our friendship has also grown stronger. There have been moon cakes, surprise birthday cakes, thoughtful gifts, and many other beautiful moments shared. I look forward to building more memories in the future and cherish the memories we have created.
When I started writing the stories for the book series, I immediately choose Annie Puppy as Bella Elephant’s best friend. My goal is share the positive energy that I receive from my coaching and friendship with Annie. It is a support system of kindness and understanding that is so crucial not only in the arts but in all paths of life. I consider this one of many blessings. On the other hand, with the help of my Mom and Grandma I am also reminded that doors will open as long as you are open to the possibility.
Kristina Lucia xoxo