A lot of personal changes have been rolling out, and I need to take time to deal with them. Unfortunately, all of my creative pursuits have suffered, too. With any luck, and a few weeks adjustment, I can start writing again.
My metal work, knifemaking, and things like that will probably be drastically reduced, too, for an extended period of time. That’s largely limitations due to living situation: no shop space.
On the other hand, my fine art side has risen to the challenge. Watercolor doesn’t take a room full of grinders, dust, and tools, to make happen. I’ll admit that I’m an oil painting kind of guy, but watercolor has been one of those unmastered skills that I’ve always wanted to lock in.
I suppose what I might be trying to say, in a round about way, is that your creativity is always with you. It will find cracks in the hustle, stress, pain, and fear, to give you release…and actualize itself. No matter what is going on, you are more than the sum of events, emotional burdens, and everything that comes your way.
I hope for you, that you have your “thing” and you allow it to work through you. That might sound a little spiritual, but I think there’s value in that.
Time will heal, books will get written, art will happen, and life will keep moving. That’s how it will be for me, and how it will be for you, too.