It all started with crayons and coloring books.  I stayed within the lines before discovering it was more fun coloring outside of them.  I soon graduated to pencils and notebook paper.  Instead of doing math homework, I was drawing my favorite Nike sneakers or Wolverine fighting ninjas.  From there, it was only a matter of time before I discovered pen and ink.  But, that wasn't enough.  I wanted more.  I found solace between the brush strokes of paint and texture of freshly stretched canvas.  Galleries welcomed me.  Periodicals took a few photos.  Things were falling into place.  It was around this time that I discovered the pixel.  The computer allowed me to rediscover my love for the pencil, the pen and the paintbrush.  I can apply all I have learned to my work.  My journey remains unfinished.  There is always another way to fill a blank page.  I remain vigilant.