I know January 2008 has been devoid of drawings on my blog. This is because there are none to share 😦
I caught a cold over Christmas and on top of my CFS/ME it’s left me exhausted and debilitated. Although the most severe symptoms (problems with throat, cough and sinuses) have eased I am still weary, easily wiped out and not even back to managing most basic daily functions. The virus persists over a month on – as my tonsils will testify.
The creative heart beat is still here but this kind of incapacity severes my drawing. Partly because of the physical control of the pen/paintbrush, partly because there’s a wire loose in my brain that means my inspiration doesn’t quite get turned into art and partly – because … (*shrugs*) … I don’t know why. I have started to put pen to sketchbook page this week for the first time since before Christmas. The results so far are faltering stumbling marks. But I maintain hope that soon the pen will move with the brain and the heart again.
I’m still managing (just) to keep my daily self portrait photograph project going (I am just entering the last 100 days in fact) and also my weekly sunset photography project (although I did miss a week last week).
I’m sharing some of these photographs through my blog to let you all know I’m still here, I’m still creative. I just need to rest and heal some more before I am able unblock the bung holding me back.