Hello? Is anyone still out there? I highly doubt it. What am I averaging, a couple posts a year now? I'm hardly followable. I get it. I barely blog now. I know, terrible. I'm not sure why...part of it is laziness and I guess I go in swings where sometimes I want to write it out or draw it out, and other times I get myself into distractions and focus on living and enjoying life rather than dispensing my emotions or running to publicly catalogue it. During those times, I barely let anyone know what I am doing. It's kind of like me not wanting to share everything about myself. I suppose, I want some pieces to hold that I only know about. I need that, too. I can't be mentally in HIBM 24/7, even though there is no way to take a real break from it, distractions or not.
If I'm asked about my HIBM I certainly don't mind talking about it. In fact, I'm glad if they do. I'm glad if they feel brave enough, or even better, unphased with asking me what is obviously on their mind. But, if no one asks then I normally don't want to bother people and I spare them the details. With that, I guess I haven't been in the blogging or drawing mood. I go in waves. Drawing allows me to shed what I'm feeling without burdening others. There is a sense of calmness and working through the journey of emotions when I journal them through drawings, and I need to be better at making time for them. If I do keep progressing, which will most definitely happen if treatment doesn't draw nearer, I too would be interested in seeing the timeline of progression and moods through art...but I hope I won't see that day.
The thing is, I only share my drawings and my life because I want to motivate results and action. I don't want to be just an inspiration and because most inspirations are momentary and then forgotten about...what am I supposed to do with this? It's not tangible, it's not something I can apply to the here and now so I have very little reaction to "you're an inspiration". True inspiration motivates action. I guess I want action, I want these passerbys to get involved.
I share my art for this reason and not to be watched from the sidelines while I deteriorate, hearing the words, "your art is so inspiring or you're so inspiring". It's not right, but I sometimes get upset about this and I become discouraged and sometimes stop drawing or blogging. When I feel like it doesn't matter, I withdraw. It's like a dagger to my heart. I open myself up not to be noticed but to perpetuate action.
I find myself thinking that I don't want to hear how sorry someone is ten years down the road when I'm already deteriorated, especially when something could have been done to prevent me from getting that far. I guess, I'm not interested in seeing sad faces ten years down the road when something could have been done. These thoughts are unfair but honest. I know things don't work out like this and patience is needed but time is always weighing on my weakening shoulders.
With that, I realize I haven't posted art on here in forever. In fact, I have only completed a couple new drawings in the past 6 months...I need to get better. I have, however, had 4 art shows that I never blogged about on here...I guess for now I'll upload some of my newer drawings but you can always view them on my GreenGreenGrass facebook page (www.facebook.com/GreenGreenGrass.Illustrations) in my photo album section.
I'll get back to drawing this summer and make a dedicated website for just my art...