"In 2017 seeking to develop as an illustrator and trying to find a language for my drawings, I arrived at the Orbitato Creativity and Personal Language course, taught by Celaine. I met many incredible people who shared their anguish, thoughts, dreams, work, and so on. we were building a better world for us together, talking, sharing knowledge and ways of facing certain situations, ways of reaching our goals. We didn't even know that the course was also our therapy. During the meetings, our evolution was noticeable, both in our professional and personal goals.
Testimony of Débora Anacleto
In particular, all this exchange, these conversations, were very important. I was always very insecure about the things I create, I never liked anything, I didn’t know how to accept compliments, I always defective something of mine. But throughout our journey, I learned things, experimented, and so I found myself through all the experiments we did in class. Through the experiments I felt free, free to test all the materials, shapes, surfaces, that were possible and that were there at my fingertips, without worrying too much about the result and only with the fact that I was there, seeing what could happen, that's how I found myself. Even today, I remain free to experiment, it opened a lot of doors for me and helped me stay creative. We don't have to wait for the perfect scenario to start doing something. And considering the creation process as something experimental, I liked it more and more and saw how much stuff was inside of me.
I always look at my sketchbooks from that time, and every time I keep smiling and laughing at the things that came out of it. I lost the fear of doing things, even painting murals I painted, I always drew things on a minuscule scale, kkkkk and I went there to paint a wall, in the middle of nowhere in Ibirama, in an abandoned place that I like, my brother took me. It was amazing.
Still in the course I created three characters that were inspiring and helped me to express myself. And with one of them I was selected for an event abroad only about character design, at the time unfortunately the event had to be canceled due to an earthquake that hit the city that would be hosted. But I felt very incredible to have achieved this, and it was with the help of the course I got. My first exhibition, my first partnership with the company, was through the course. Anyway, taking this course has changed a lot in my life. It was very important for me.
The course ended, the people I met continued on my path and always inspire me, I learned a lot and I still learn from them. I managed to see myself as someone with the potential to do whatever I want, I took off the paper several things I wrote during the course. My identity in my illustrations couldn't be more explicit, it's me in all the characters I play and everyone who comes to me says the same thing. "