Because It’s My Heart, Oil on Canvas, 20×18 inches, framed, by Elizabeth Nguyen-Espinoza. This painting is part of A Butterfly’s Dream Art Series. The painting emboldens young girls to be resilient to life’s challenges lay ahead of them. In this painting, a young girl is looking at the viewers with impenetrable eyes. Her hand to her heart with a blue butterfly evoking courage, dignity, hope, and buoyancy. She understands life is full of mysteries, and she is up for the challenge. Historically, the heart is used to metaphorically express our deepest emotions, which is the core wisdom of our soul. In this painting, the young girl has exclusive control of her existence and individuality. After all, it’s her heart, and she is the director and protector of it.