Thursday, July 12, 2007

...long dark teatime.....etc.

So I've been in a bit of a fug. A dark, unhappy place in my head of late.
Over tired, over stressed & all over work.
It's odd, the less interest you take in something , the longer and more extensively drawn out it becomes, creating it's own vicious circle inside of which is only a downward spiraling depression.
In turn this strips you of any creative thought or willingness.
Boredom brings no enthusiasm.
....and you are left with dark.

Douglas Adams once described Sunday afternoons (pre all day shopping of course) as the long dark tea time of the soul. Not quite the same application here , but the sentiment is the same.

This is not my natural state.
I'm trying everything to get out of this rut.
A hopeful light is now starting to glimmer at the end of this tunnel
So maybe I will start to draw again.

Apologies for being on such a downer.


Anonymous said...

Er... chin up. Worse things happen at sea, etc.

God I'm crappily British when it comes to this kind of thing. :-(

Hope you feel better soon. Love the cartoons, especially the cow one. :-D

The last one, maybe that's a sign of your creative lull subconsciously allowing other influences to creep in ... or maybe another example of Great Minds Thinking Alike! On my Gary Larson calendar the other day was a picture of two spiders standing by a web spun across the bottom of a child's playground slide. The caption: "If we pull this off, we'll eat like kings!"

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Those cartoons are marvelous, Sim! You oughta get an agent and become the new Far Side.

phoenix said...

Ditto on what Hoss said. You have true talent and even your "downside" is funny! Don't be so hard on yourself and let the juices, dark or light, flow!