Color was fear.
The fear of making a big mistake and not being able to mask it or erase it away.
One day, I swallowed my fear and bought a little box of pastels.
That day I painted this girl.
And to my shock, I liked her. Suddenly, everything that frightened me about color melted away.
For years she had no name until a friend of mine looked at her and was moved. She said she made her feel wonderful.
That is when I noticed a light surrounding her.
So she became Luminous.