“A painting is more than the sum of its parts,” he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and a meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you’ve got magic.”

– ‘Flipped’, Wendelin Van Draanen

With every creation I attempt, whether it be a painting, a meal or my awkward attempt at a Halloween costume, I hope to get as close as I can to creating something ‘magical’.