When I was a kid...

To blast away the Monday blues, we bring you an inspiration-filled feature called "WHEN I WAS A KID..." This new series consists of short interviews with our contributors and friends about the things that inspired them as children, as there is nothing like childhood influences to fire up our imagination.  Every week, we ask one of them to complete the following sentences: 

When I was a kid, I used to collect... I used to dream... I used to read... I used to watch... And now I... 

We kick off with the amazing Valencia born Inma Lorente whose beautiful childlike work has graced the pages of many of Anorak & DOT's editions. Enjoy!

When I was a kid, I used to collect.... Fruitties stickers and pocket calendars.

The Fruitties 

The Fruitties 

When I was a kid, I used to watch.... The Little Mermaid

When I was a kid, I used to dream.... of being Heidi. I wanted to live in a big house, surrounded by nature, with a big dog and a little bird. 

Heidi

Heidi

When I was a kid, I used to read.... Harry Potter and The Never Ending Story. 

Now I... try never to forget the joyful and creative little girl I was so I can bring back the essence of me in every day life.

Inma has recently moved to the mountains of Switzerland, closer to fulfilling her Heidi dreams, and is currently busy illustrating Mr and Mrs Twig for DOT