2019 has not begun well.
I've failed miserably even at the "post whatever once a week" rule. The past two months have been pretty exhausting - basically it felt as if I were playing some psycho kind of role-playing game with my moves determined by two dice which I had to throw every day to get a combination of "yet another urgent task at work" - "my work hours rescheduled yet again" - "yet another student needing something extra from me" - "yet another mail that I'd forgotten about of that had slipped into spam and now I'm in deep trouble" - "sick kid" - "the other kid sick" - "both kids sick" - "husband away on business" - "mice in the house (they get in the hollow walls from the adjoining barn, so we're helpless)" - "something wrong with my bike (which I use instead of a car)" - "washing machine out of order" - "laptop crashing yet again (thanks a bundle Windows)"...
So drawing has become yet another bullet point on the endless to-do list and while I would feel a wringe of pain every time I saw my pens and notebooks gathering dust on the shelf, I've had absolutely no energy left to pick them up.
Kudos to all of you who, like me, are in the "married with kids" stage of life and still manage to produce something creative and of value!!!
With spring now clearly coming to my part of the world, the nagging of my inner "drawer" persona is slowly becoming unbearable. Today I checked into the web version of DA after quite some time, and discovered some pretty encouraging comments. Knowing I would have to pay it all by staying up late to do my share of housework, I couldn't resist it any more and stole about an hour in total to continue on some of my sketches. My fingers are still itching, craving for more...
I'll do my best to look after myself and look for balance between my duties and my creative impulses.
Hopefully you'll see some of my tragic WIPs finished over the next few weeks!! Wish me luck
And yes, have a great spring, of that's relevant to where you live!