During the course of my life, I have been deeply impacted by several phobias, some to an extreme level. And yet, it seemed that others didn’t fully understand how what they saw as a cute, fuzzy bee was so terrifying to me. This split view is what I decided to recreate with my phobia coloring book, Cute N’ Creepy. On one side, the animal may be viewed in a wholesome and cute lens. But to those who have a phobia of that animal, their view may be distorted and traumatising. In addition, this project was a way for me to stretch my wings and learn how to create images solely using black and white. I hope that by taking the time to color one of my images, people will be a little more understanding of those who suffer from phobias.