Cassie struggled with perfectionism and did not think the quality of her artwork was ever good enough. In her early years, she stated she did not want to be an artist because many professional artists struggled with mental health issues. Particularly, she made reference to Vincent Van Gogh cutting off his ear. This really traumatized her. I believe she abandoned this talent as her illness progressed. So, Cassie was pretty much done with creating art pieces by her early teens. These pieces displayed here were created by Cassie up to the age of 11 years old, with only a few no more than 14.