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"From the Ted Talk by Alyssa Monks: How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection"

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But pnniitag was where I made the rules. That was my pitarve wlrod. By 14, I knew I really wanted to be an artist. My big plan was to be a waitress to srupopt my painting. So I continued honing my skills. I went to graduate school and I got an MFA, and at my first solo show, my brother aksed me, "What do all these red dots mean next to the paintings?" Nobody was more surprised than me. The red dots meant that the paintings were sold and that I'd be able to pay my rent with painting. Now, my anmreaptt had four electrical outlets, and I couldn't use a microwave and a toaster at the same time, but still, I could pay my rent. So I was very happy.

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But ________ was where I made the rules. That was my _______ _____. By 14, I knew I really wanted to be an artist. My big plan was to be a waitress to _______ my painting. So I continued honing my skills. I went to graduate school and I got an MFA, and at my first solo show, my brother _____ me, "What do all these red dots mean next to the paintings?" Nobody was more surprised than me. The red dots meant that the paintings were sold and that I'd be able to pay my rent with painting. Now, my _________ had four electrical outlets, and I couldn't use a microwave and a toaster at the same time, but still, I could pay my rent. So I was very happy.

Solution

  1. apartment
  2. support
  3. private
  4. world
  5. painting
  6. asked

Original Text

But painting was where I made the rules. That was my private world. By 14, I knew I really wanted to be an artist. My big plan was to be a waitress to support my painting. So I continued honing my skills. I went to graduate school and I got an MFA, and at my first solo show, my brother asked me, "What do all these red dots mean next to the paintings?" Nobody was more surprised than me. The red dots meant that the paintings were sold and that I'd be able to pay my rent with painting. Now, my apartment had four electrical outlets, and I couldn't use a microwave and a toaster at the same time, but still, I could pay my rent. So I was very happy.

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Important Words

  1. apartment
  2. artist
  3. asked
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  5. brother
  6. continued
  7. dots
  8. electrical
  9. graduate
  10. happy
  11. honing
  12. knew
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  14. mfa
  15. microwave
  16. outlets
  17. painting
  18. paintings
  19. pay
  20. plan
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  22. red
  23. rent
  24. rules
  25. school
  26. show
  27. skills
  28. sold
  29. solo
  30. support
  31. surprised
  32. time
  33. toaster
  34. waitress
  35. wanted
  36. world