A picture begins as an old frame, a blank sheet of paper and a handful of sharpened pencils. I trace the size of an old picture frame on a piece of paper and begin scribbling. I scribble and scribble and if all goes well I am thinking of nothing at all. I scribble and erase, scribble and flip the paper and scribble until I start to see something in the lines. I like when I find a nice nose or an arm or an eye. The piece evolves from there and is defined through colored pencil, oil pastel and oil painting mediums. It's a great way to play with lines and color.