Regarding my artwork, I showed this new piece to my daughter. She said, "Your artwork seems a lot happier these days." Yes. The colors are brighter and the eyes are open. Funny thing is I never meant any of it be sad. It all comes from the same place for me. In fact, this drawing was brought out by a touching story of a father who just lost a daughter.
Regarding the quote: I have shared it before but it seems timely and appropriate.