Perfection and Other Fairy Tales

This is a piece I made way back in 2003 during an especially stressful time in my life. I think they may call them Zen doodles nowadays.

I would take colored cardstock and a sharpie and write out a meaningful quote and fill in the background, camouflaging the words. I made more than a few of these drawings and they helped pull me through a lot of rough patches.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my artwork and hobbies in the time before social media. I created for myself, my family, and close friends. The “pressure to be perfect” was from an internal source*.

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