I get SAD (seasonal depression thought to be caused by the reduced hours of sunshine in the day) this time of year and I find it very hard to draw when I’m in the midst of it. The trouble is, I’ve promised to do a series of drawings for someone.
I’ve drawn for so long, though, that I know what I have to do. It’s really very simple. I have to draw anyway. I learned a long time ago that my ability to draw is not influenced by how I feel. How I feel about drawing is certainly influenced by my mood, but the actual drawing is not. I know that if I sit down at my easel, a drawing will emerge.
Knowing that I can draw even when the rest of my life is not full of energy and fun is a bit of art wisdom that I’m thankful to have learned. So, here is to putting one mark after the other, and for hoping spring returns soon!
Keep drawing everyone,