Life has gotten in the way of art again. I have not done any art in over a week. I just had Open House at school last night and I am still tired from that. I have been busy with the first weeks of school. I am still yucky from bronchitis and a sinus infection. It is part of the joy of being an asthmatic. I sometimes think it is worse to be on the antibiotics than being sick in the first place.
I have been very disheartened lately. I have had no artistic motivation because I am so busy with school and family. I am also very upset by problems with one of my swaps. I cannot control the post office. I do things that I think is best and to the best of my ability. I put so much into my groups. I feel very unappreciated and upset that people think that I am lying. I was going to drop all the Yahoo groups I owned but was told by my good friends that I was being hasty. The end result is that I will continue to co-own Art Techniques and I will drop all the other groups I own. I have already found owners for most of them.
I have been telling myself that I would slow down for awhile now so I could concentrate on MY art and my family. I am committed to doing it especially in light of all the ATC drama. I am not easily discouraged but I am dragging right now. Maybe, I was aspiring to do too much - as usual. I am going to take a few steps back and take a breather for awhile. I push myself in almost all aspects of my life. I recently realized that I was doing that with art as well. I think that I need to just go back to playing and enjoying my art rather than trying to do more with it.
I would like to thank all my art friends who have supported me through this lower point in life. Your support means more to me than you realize. It is wonderful to have such friends - some who I have never even met in real life.
I have to remember to create what speaks to me. Okay, enough dribble. Need to feed my kids.