As I finish up issue 5 (yes there are 5 issue out http://www.beanleafpress.com/store/) I find myself having a few weeks to draw for me. It does not happen often and yet it is probably when some of best pieces in my opinion come to life.
Usually I end up in lull, a few weeks of pure misery, with no desire to create what-so-ever. A very rough and dreary feeling no doubt and one felt by other artist who spend weeks on a creative high and then slammed by the awful dull feeling of nothing. It was once explained to me that you are giving your brain and heart a moment to rest.
I believe that- you need to recharge, yet I think you can recharge and
Today I turn 39, not by choice mind you, but by the way life just seems to move on regardless on how we feel about it. I am amazed how quickly the days and weeks pass by as I engage myself into my work and family, realizing that my mortal probation is just a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things.
So what does one do? In looking back over the last 39 years, there have been many ups and downs. Disappointments and very wonderfully successful moments, many of which just deal with my family and not my body of work. There have been trials and struggles, and even frustrations, but the joy and the accomplishment out weigh the emotional sadn