Life has been personified on occasion as something like a seesaw; the ups and downs. But, after a time, it seems more of a down and then down sort of ride. I guess it does depend upon one's viewpoint. This is a 6 by 4.5 inches gel pen with color pencil drawing on medium bond paper. Original Jones Art always got a bit sick on the roller coaster anyway. Yes, he's still lurking around in northwest Austin, Texas.