The Heroine’s Journey of Milena Teixeira

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 

Being able to draw while watching or listening to music, I love it so much.  

What is my idea of happiness? 

Happiness is in the moments, in the simple of life, when you are with the people who are important to you, when you remember something that makes you smile, that feeling of something in childhood that still makes your heart warm. 

What is my greatest fear? 

Not live my life. Don’t make dreams come true. 

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 

My ease of being alone, loneliness, is a lot of what we go through in life that makes us who we are, but my liking to be alone is something that makes me reflect a lot. 

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 

 I want to be at least 1% of what my illustration teacher is. But everyone I follow in the illustration, it’s such a beautiful profession and the community is so united. 

What is my greatest extravagance? 

My work material, art material. 

On what occasion would I lie? 

I don’t like to lie. 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 

That the illustrator does not live only by drawing. There’s a lot more to it than the illustration itself. 

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 

When there is recognition. When someone I really admire liked my work. 

If I could, what would I change about myself? 

I could say that my past but made me who I am today. 

What is my greatest achievement in work? 

My first conquest. 

Where would I most like to live? 

I still don’t know exactly. Maybe a middle ground between the city and nature. 

What is my most treasured possession? 

What I’ve conquered and I’m very proud of, in addition to the memories I keep under my bed. 

What is my most marked characteristic? 

 I’m kind of clumsy. 

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

The museum and library for sure. 

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? 

It’s on my street, if you’ve never eaten you need to eat shawarma. 

What books influenced my life and how? 

When I was 13, I read The Fault In Our Stars and it became my favorite book so I found out at 14 that I had cancer. The battle that the characters in my favorite book were fighting too. 

 My 15th birthday gift was to discover that I was cured of cancer, today at 20 I only have the scars of that battle. 

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 

All you need is love – The Beatles 

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 

Disney and Tim Burton characters probably. 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? 

 My best friend, my dog. 

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 

Remember Sunday is a movie I watched when I was growing up and it turned out to be very important. I remember writing in my diary at the time, that we never know what the other is going through and that we should always try to understand and that marks me to this day. It’s a very beautiful film. 

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? 

That we write our story, make now the story you want to tell. 

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

My dog Benny who passed away now at age 13, my best friend, was always with me at all times. 

Which people or companies would I like to work with?  

A childhood dream is to work with Disney. 

What project am I looking forward to work on? 

I really want to publish a book, it has always been my dream. 

Where can you see me or my work? 

 On my instagram @mlenateixeira 

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 

That we must always be in love with our life, doing something that is passionate about is what brings meaning to life. 

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

@lunabuschinelli on instagram, she is an inspiration and deserves a lot of recognition. 

How can you contact me? 

By my instagram @mlenateixeira or by my email that is in my profile. 

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