Sunday, April 22, 2012

Journal post

There have been some sorrows in my life lately that have seemed to weigh me down. I tried to find solace in drawing and sketching and applying colour to a page. But it just didn't seem to work for me. My imagination seemed weighted down, and my sense of enjoyment seemed blunted. Sounds like the classic definition of depression and I suppose that the loss of loved ones does result in depression.
I have been doing these quick little inspirational journal cartoons, no pressure, just whatever inspirational saying gave me some comfort that day. This weekend, though, I have so many ideas in my mind.  The sun seems to have thawed the numbness and started the creative juices flowing again. (My writing also seems a little disjointed - but I'm maybe out of practice with posting to this blog.)
This ia Derwent Inktense pencils in the Co-mo sketchbook.

8 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

I'm so sorry for your losses, but I'm happy to see that you're beginning to feel better. This little sketch is quite cheery and brightened me just to look at it! nancy

marancat said...

I am sorry to hear that life has been challenging lately. Loved your little sketch and can see that it is very therapeutic! Glad the sunshine is beginning to come through.

kazumiwannabe said...

Lovely colors, full of hope. I hope you feel better soon with the help of spring and art.

salem said...

Sorry for your loss. It takes time to heal . Do allow that time for your self and be kind to you. Love your work here the brightness of the colours makes the day seem warm and sunny.

Cathy Holtom said...

Love your drawing & words, I hope you continue to heal.

Sandra said...

Your piece reflects joy and hope. May you continue to heal.

Ann said...

Your sketch is delightful! I am sorry to hear about your loss. Take whatever time you need to get back to creativity. When the time is right, you will know.

Timaree said...

Losses hurt badly and it takes time for the pain to ebb a bit so we can start living fully again. Glad to see ideas are popping up. That's a real good sign depression is moving out! Love your inspirational little bird.