The beginning of the beginning

Every artist begins their journey with an idea. In fact, every human being is blessed with the ability to have an idea. What becomes of that idea depends on the individual. Artists are individuals, who at one point, take risks in their journey of creation. At some point that boldness to create becomes tamed and safe. Sketchbooks no longer hold the "rawness" of new beginnings but more of a coffee table book that holds the best and prettiest work they can organize so when some one happens to see their visual diary, they can stumble upon these "so called" perfect sketches.