I admit to feeling a bit down in the dumps and sorry for myself lately. It hasn't been fun and it isn't something I am proud of. I'm working to change this through regular personal journaling, usual just a sentence or two.
But no drawing. No art whatsoever for many months. I've become almost phobic about it and afraid of failure so I stayed away. Miserable and missing the outlet terribly but feeling at such a loss on the rare moments I had time for creativity.
Then I looked forward to preschool starting and getting a precious six hours three times a week to myself. At least for the few months before the baby came. Sure, I had tons of more mundane tasks to get finished during those hours as well, but I figured that I could squeeze out at least a few hours a week for myself. For art. For printmaking.
Then the pain in my pelvis and lower back hit me out of nowhere. Now suddenly I have difficulty standing and walking much less the bending and strain involved in working my printing press.
I feel like an old lady. Walk like one too. It is called SPD and apparently it just happens to some women during pregnancy. Did not happen during my last pregnancy despite being 20lbs heavier.
So now I regroup and figure out what I can do. Right now that is a drawing a day project. Drawing using an egg shape daily for a month to be specific. I'm using Brushes for the iPhone and iPad. A favorite program of mine that I let fall by the wayside. Seems the program has improved since I used it last. Crisper graphics and more brush options. Yet still simple and elegant. Perfect for on the go sketching.
Here I go!
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