I’m back. Took a break while camping.

Always get nervous with a break as the last one lasted years but I’m on such a stronger footing this time. I know that but I always worry that I’ll slip and things will slide again. I suppose that is recovery, knowing you must always be aware and ready.

I suppose we all need a break but art is such an integral part of my personality. It’s something that becomes me but even so, a break from yourself is sometimes a good thing, a time to just recalibrate and even change direction.

Stagnation is my greatest fear and something that always propels me onwards. That nagging voice that brings you back again and again. Regardless of whether you’ll get paid.

So yes, here I am again. Let’s go forward and let’s look forward to more drawing and fun and I’ll put my silly hat back on now.

Posted on August 28, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. I always look forward to receiving an email from you; I always open it immediately to see the sketch. Welcome back.

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  2. I really love this sketch

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  3. Vicki Thomas Crown

    I am glad you are back. I have missed seeing your wonderful drawings and reading your uncomplicated prose. You give me a happy moment in my day. Your children and pets are beautiful and lovely to see. Please know your are appreciated. I am your big fan from Texas.

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  4. Welcome back! I’ve missed you; have followed you for years πŸ™‚ love & big, big hugs xxxx

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  5. Good to see you back my darling, and I hope you had a wonderful time during your break!

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  6. I missed you. Be well, be happy and don’t forget to be awesome. Terry — from Down Under.

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  7. Like every old friend, as soon as I saw this it was like you’d never been away! πŸ™‚

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  8. Lovely post! I know exactly what you mean – Keep up the good work and the recovery – Great to have you back! πŸ™‚

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  9. A guide said the following to me when I was expressing similar things to what you say in this post. It made sense to me so I will share it.
    β€˜Your art is a creation of itself. It has its own energy, vision and expression. But you have projected your fears onto it. Burdening it and corrupting it in a sense. So the idea is to remove that burden from it so that it can be free to create and express you.’
    I burden mine with ambition mostly. But I like the idea that it has its own energy. Quite often it seems the hardest thing to do is to get out of the way.
    I LOVE your drawings and the tenderness in them. Thank you for the gift of them.

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  10. “Let’s go forward…” You hit the nail on the head!
    Love seeing your simple drawings, so full of life, so happy. They always make me smile! xo

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  11. This is such a lovely sketch Angie! My dog is on his stripy rug right now in a very similar position…

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