Ever since the self portrait I painted some years ago I've been trying to do one as good. The 20"-20" self-portrait was one of my best paintings. As a child I had crossed eyes my right eye went in. I was made to wear a patch ,that was very, very painful as a kid. Other kids made fun of me with the patch and without it called me names also. They say sticks and stones will break you bones ...but names will never harm you ? Yes they will, broken bones heal emotional scars quite never heal. But I've been lucky kind of like the ugly duckling story As a teen I bloomed and was very popular and had many friends boys and lots of girls . Any way every so often I remember those hard times as a small child and from it have compassion for disabled ,and that's a good thing. My art is a story of my time here on earth. Oil on stretched canvas 16"--20" wet dry by May 17th-10.