Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Creativity Backlog

So much has happened in the past 5 months. And in that time not a single sketch was drawn or picture painted. How devastating is that?! Within these past 5 months I've moved across the country, set up house, started a new job in my actual field (I'm a Dietitian), painted the house (ok, I hired a painter, but I've been busy!), drove back to Iowa for a family emergency, prepared for Christmas which included two rounds of family visits, and that brings us to now...

As much as I really do love my new job, I miss painting so much it's excruciating. I can't even find the time to figure out which box or closet my pencils have been stashed in. Oh yeah, and I have a 2 year old! Pretty much less than nothing has been accomplished on the creativity front. I have an exceptionally large blank canvas waiting for me in my closet that has been patiently waiting for my attention.  However, even as I wrote this I still have no clue when I'll be able to get to it.  I just want my life to settle down a bit, maybe even give me an extra day in the week. That'd be great.

Alas, I will continue to take care of just about everything except for myself.  I know it's a bit melodramatic, but there really is some truth here.  I hope I haven't lost everyone's attention as I really do mean to find a way to get back into things.  For example, I've scouted a plant in the nursing office that would really be a simple step that I could made sketch while I await my patients. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!


  1. I can't wait to see your artwork again, just take your time.... Everything will be in the right place again. :)

  2. Your art stuff is either in the guest room closet or somewhere in your bedroom. I hope you can find the time to make some art again. I miss collaborating like we used to.

  3. Wow, thank you both so much. Darel, your support means so much. I think I maybe able to sort out some time for just pencil drawings (easiest to clean up). Erin, as always you know what to say to make it better.