This is not quite a recent work; it was done in 2007 or early 2008. Sometimes it is fun to open up a sketchbook and see what was going on, back a few years ago. And, this is one of the things that I found. There were a lot of odd beasts along with some other drawings done with an illustration assignment in mind. This is one of those odd beasts and it seems that I was pretty annoyed at someone. That’s a beast being derisive. It was done in sepia on ivory paper, probably while on a train or plane. At the time I was involved with a venture that put profits over quality and, while I knew something was wrong with that thinking. I thought at the time that it made business sense to put profits over personal values. If I have learned anything over the years, a focus on dollars can lead to very short-sighted decisions. Right now, I am considering a couple of money-related decisions and I hope that I am making use of what I think that I have learned. It is easy to say, “Be true to oneself.” But, it can be hard to know, intellectually at least, whether one is following that admonition. I know the goal but I am not quite sure about the most “true-to-oneself” way to achieve it.
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