For this painting my intention was to focus on modern precise lines. However when I started painting I was so worried about it not being perfect and not inside the lines that my hand began to shake. Most likely this was caused by an inverse reaction of cerebral palsy. Naturally I grew more frustrated. After reflecting I realized that the word “perfection” is a preconceived idea because nothing in life is perfect; nothing ever goes as planned. Once I accepted that, the name of the painting, “Outside of the Box”, became quite clear. Life may not be what you expected or what you planned, but as long as you are determined enough, creative enough, and you are able to think outside the box, life can still be perfect – it’s simply all a matter of your outlook.