gangs of new amsterdam

” However deeply you have penetrated into the mystery of existence, it is that depth from which your gift will spring.” – David Deida

We are all born with so much potential, and some of us are fortunate enough to have the chance to reach for it.  As we are traveling through this gauntlet, it is amazing how easily we can get snagged by one of the hooks lining it.

Here is a self-portrait I started in my little sketchbook (boekje) on a train ride to Leiden (about 20 min).  I finished it last night while an epic Martin Scorcese film played on tv.  Scanned it, then cleaned it up in Photoshop:

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