I’ve been struggling a lot recently but have managed to get a few small pieces of drawing done – some small victories.
Trying to escape the world: a whimsical, childish drawing to accompany the sort-of-poem of the other day.
The horrors of the world are overwhelming at the moment and, although earlier I had planned to write about how I’m entirely failing to cope, I now feel guilty commenting on the extent of my current despairing struggles which pale in comparison to the realities of terror experienced by so many right now. My thoughts and love are with all affected.
So, instead, I’ll share a little experiment of mine: a first attempt at creative writing encouraged by a member of the crisis team tonight (fair warning: it’s no masterpiece and could have been written by a 10 year old! But at least I attempted some creative escapism)…
It’s just something silly at a time I thought we all could probably do with exactly that, so please don’t judge!
I’m tring to keep up a ‘bright, colourful, positive’ sketchbook to bring a bit of light when I’m struggling to see through the darkness. Tonight, a fanciful unicorn: Click here for yesterday’s doodling.
Photography for me is the best form of escapism – when I can force myself to give it a go, any way. I find that it’s the only activity that manages to ‘suck me in’ however briefly and that you have to concentrate so intently, especially with macro (close up) photography, that it blocks out… Continue reading Photographic Escapism