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Following My Paint Brush by Gita Wolf
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Dec 19, 2011

it was ok

Dulari Devi worked as a domestic until she discovered the joy of traditional folk painting in eastern India. It was she who illustrated this book, the story of her life.

“To earn more money, we worked in people's houses, washing their dishes.
When we were done, I liked arranging the pots and pans in rows.
When I grew up, I still did the same work. I had never gone to school, so I was not trained to do any other job.
Sometimes I wished I could do something else. Everyday was the same, as it had been from the time I was a small girl.
Then one day, when I was passing the village pond, a strange thing happened. As I stood and looked, the scene turned into a picture in my mind. It came alive, bright and lively, telling stories. I was happy the whole day, thinking of my picture.”
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