The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the man (or woman) you want to be. Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

~ Wilfred Peterson

have been painting most of the day a commission for a set of two…

not yet happy with it… will come back tomorrow night to it with new eyes and a fresh heart.

it is hard not to find myself disgruntled when I can’t get it perfect,

and yet I am learning to be okay about it.

To set my boundaries for what I enjoy, and stick with them.

I learn every single time a paintbrush is in my hand.

With paint on my hands I navigate my world.