GUEST DOODLEWASH: A Letter From Argentina

Doodlewashes by Clara Rossi

Dear Doodlewash Readers:

I am Freckles, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My real name is Clara Rossi and I am a fine art student at the UNA (National University of Arts). I’ve drawn for as long as I can remember, actually my first drawing was of a horse. I remember how bad it looked, but I’m sure that I did it with love and enthusiasm.

I stopped drawing when I was in High School, because honestly? I had my head in the clouds. When I finally graduated, I made one year of graphic design, but I realized it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I was more interested in the social than the commercial. I live with my parents. My father is a publicist and my mother is a dentist. I have four brothers, and I’m the only girl.

They are studying different kinds of design, so I can say that I come from an artist family. Three are bigger than I, and my favourite is Joaquin, my little brother of seventeen. He has “Kabuki Syndrome.” It’s a rare syndrome that affects a very little part of the population. He can’t speak but we can understand him. He’s learning so much with help from my family and he is very special. He loves music and art as I do. I love when he sits next to me and starts drawing. Joaquin is the most beautiful, kind and sweet person I have ever met, what can I say? He’s my angel and I’m proud of him.                                            

This year, I started a visual art career, with the idea of doing post graduate work in “art therapy.” Then I can work with people of different capacities in the future. It will take some time, so I’ll try to take some courses starting the next year of special education, so I can be prepared for it. I really hope to become who I want to be, it’s like people say: “the journey is what matters.”                                      

This winter vacation, I created my ID “Freckles” on Instagram ( @frecklesskin) and Facebook (Freckleess). I was talking with a friend about my personal works and he motivated me to show them on social media. So thanks to you if you’re reading this!!!

Anyway, why Freckles? Cause I wanted to call myself something that represented me. I realize that I have lots of them, so I thought that was a pretty name. It sounds better in english, like so many songs. Putting my art progress on Instagram and Facebook, was a good way of motivating me to do works every day and practice. My work sometimes represents how I feel (most of the time) or how I feel after listening to a song or something I read or heard.

I love drawing with pencils (2B and 4B), and now I’m learning to adore aquarelles (watercolour). I don’t know how to used them right but it’s something that makes me feel relaxed and calm. I really enjoy it! The paints are not mine, actually they are from my mum as are the papers…one day I’ll give it all back to her. She’s a really good painter, better than I am.

To be honest, I don’t consider myself an artist. I think that I have a long journey and lots of stuff to learn and practice to become an artist. I am thankful for art as it is the most beautiful way of expression. I hope I didn’t write too much. It’s the first time that I’ve written something like this and I feel naked.

So thanks, and all of you that take the time to read about me. It was an honor for me and a fun experience to be a part of this!

Big hugs and kisses, 


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  1. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your very creative artworks and story Clarita (Freckles). The best to you in your art journey. Thank you Charlie.

  2. Kari 7 years ago

    Hi Freckles! Lovely doodlewash and I very much enjoyed reading your story. I think a career in art therapy is perfect! I will check out your IG!! Thanks, Charlie!

    • Author

      Yay! Thanks Kari!! 💕😃

    • claritarossi 7 years ago

      Thanks you Kari! ♥ Its really nice to read all of this! Today I went to make my first experience at a especial school. Was an ameazing moment for me, it makes my day. Its an honor for me that you can watch more of my works. Thanks u!

  3. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    How lovely that Freckles is able to return to art and share her joy in it! Art makes us whole, I believe!

    • Author

      I know…her story is wonderful! Thanks Teresa! 💕😃

    • claritarossi 7 years ago

      I totally agree with you Teresa, Art takes out our best part of the inside and let us speak with a lenguage that we cant write or say . Thanks you for read♥!

  4. Sand Salt Moon 7 years ago

    Freckles, Clarita – hello! You have a heart of gold and talent to go with it that would be perfect for art therapy – how you talk about yourself and your family speaks volumes about your loving soul. I see a Singing in the Rain image that you painted – I love that movie with Gene Kelly.

  5. claritarossi 7 years ago

    Its a hug honor for me to read all of this. This s what art its about, to give and take to the 100 %. Today I went to my brother’s special school education (as an experience job) and I can say that Im more confident of what I want to become than before. Thanks you Cynthia for your lovely words. All of you make my day. ♥ I do love all of classic movies and specially all it bso and classic songs. Im glad that you like it!

  6. darbz 7 years ago

    wow I too am an artist of sorts and write , you are incredible !!!!

  7. memadtwo 7 years ago

    The music shines through. (K)

  8. kirkistan 7 years ago

    Wow, what vibrant colors!

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