Misako Matsumoto

When I look back at my childhood memories, even though I did not know how to do any needlework by Misako Matsumoto

When I look back at my childhood memories, even though I did not know how to do any needlework, I would use origami paper and old cloth with scissors, tape, and glue to make different clothes for my dolls and stuffed animals. I also loved drawing, and liked the blank side of folded flyers, so I would collect them from the flyer bundles and whenever I had the time, I would enjoy doodling on it. Time passed and I entered elementary and middle school, where my love for drawing and creating continued, and in high school, my dream was to have a career in art and design. However, because of my family’s financial status, I had to give up studying at an art college. I had no choice but to get a job unrelated to art, which did not last. I found myself not able to find a job that I wanted to do. Yet, in my heart, I continued to hold on to the dream of working at a position involving art and design. Meanwhile, I came across a public exhibition held regularly for clothes designs in a magazine at a bookstore I happened to stop by. I continued to apply for years, but my designs were rejected every… Read More »When I look back at my childhood memories, even though I did not know how to do any needlework by Misako Matsumoto