Once Upon a Time

November 03, 2008

My first coloring book page

I thought it would be best to start from the very beginning. This is a picture I colored sometime back between the ages then and now. I have grown and improved over time of course, but I still look back at this picture from time to time. It makes me think of how far I’ve come over the years. The hard work and effort that I have put in to cultivate my art, and the constant struggle to just keep working and doing what I love.

Basically I believe that this image still represents me in some way. I take the vivid colors, the randomness of the scene, and the messy erratic nature of the marks to still serve as a good self-portrait. It shows that sometimes even though things in life may not make sense and that we may not understand; it is still ok to be yourself and just have fun.