Thursday Evening Post

First off I’d like to thank those who wished me well 🙂 I’m still under the weather, but thankfully I haven’t become bed ridden. I’ve been coasting between sick and not sick, for the past week. One day I feel great, the next day, I feel the symptoms coming on, but after taking my vitamins, drinking a lot of fresh teas, fruits and veggs, I’ve been well enough to stay on my feet. It’s the weather though– going from hot to cold and that weird in between place hat makes it hard for the body to adjust x_x. typical here in Michigan when the seasons are changing. Weather don’t know what it wants to do.

My goodness though– May already. Hard to believe we’re five months into the year. Makes me wish I was younger because time seemed to move much slower! Ah well– it’s a good time to step back and reflect, like what’s happened since I kick started my blog– and what I expect going forward.

Even though my blog isn’t anything huge, it’s been a pretty big challenge for me– and has impacted my life in many ways I didn’t expect. like, for years I was in a slump artistically, not learning, not growing, barely creating anything personal or new. It had been on my mind for a long time to start a blog but I didn’t have the drive or the confidence to go ahead and do it…But then, January rolled around– January 1st, and I had a “today is the day” moment, and even though I wasn’t ready for it, I kick started my blog with a 30 day sketch challenge, and took the Blogging 101 course to learn the ins and outs.

It was during this time, I met many of you who follow me today, and it’s because of you guys– inspiring me, inspiring my work, and supporting my blog that I have the drive to keep this thing going, especially now when I have so much weight on my shoulders that committing to these posts is hard.

It’s not a matter of having the right material to share, because I certainty have a lot of it! The issue is time. I’ve been on a race against the clock since securing my trip to California, and it’s been a constant struggle maintaining a balance between how I spend my time and energy to meet different obligations. Unfortunately some projects had to hit the back-burner until I’m in the clear. Even more unfortunate, so much of my energy is spent on other things, that I’ve been unable to give my blog that extra attention and care I’d like to.

Overall it’s going to be a rough couple of months, until this trip is over. I may slip up with my posts sometimes, but I’m determined to keep pushing forward, to keep growing, keep learning, keep posting and building this blog, even if it’s at a slower pace than I would like.

Aside from all the friends I’ve made since kick starting this blog, and all the wonderful people I’ve met, I realized that I created more art in five months than I ever have in my life, and instead of the 5 images I started with, I now have 33+ being featured– all of them new. That in itself, is an accomplishment for me lol!

As for the kitties I’ve been drawing for Katzenworld, I tried, but couldn’t muster up the energy to make it happen today lol! So I’m shooting for Monday to have those sketches complete 🙂

Again, thank you all for your continued support, and as always, enjoy!