I’ve been in a creative block… No energy, no inspiration, no drawing, no sketching!
I’ve played with ink swabs, but that is as far as it goes.
I’ve also found I had nothing to say…
Almost no writing, though there is more of that than sketching.
I know some of it is depression (what we are living through finally got to me)
and some of it is sheer exhaustion, because the business is exhausting me —
dealing with Covid as it effects our ability to do business.
Marianne has been asking me to come to sketch with her zoom group for months.
Maybe it is my introverted self dealing with all of the above, but also,
I am sometimes sleeping or working on weekends… I had not shown up!
Finally I joined… I pulled my red resin Buddha wrapped
with my red mala in front of me in case I got inspired.
I made this mala, and it has large red whiteheart, hematite
and a lovely carved tortoise as the mala bead, above right.
All women, all chatting, and I relaxed a bit as I got to know them…
Finally I also sketched as I talked, and as Buddha is a familiar figure it was relaxing,
no stress. Mitchell walked through a few times and commented how much he
enjoyed hearing me laugh — not that I don’t laugh if we are watching a comedy,
but this kind of laughing and talking is different, and much much better!
Our zoom session didn’t totally break through my creative block, but it helped…
Since then I have picked up my pen and sketched!
I also realized how much I miss community, and this group was a balm to my soul.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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