Tonight, my wife and I had a long list of things to get done. Instead, we sat on the couch, she read to me, I played guitar for a while, and then I drew a picture… in fact the first drawing on here since finishing the 365 project! In my opinion, these were all better alternatives than “the list”. And I like to let my feet float up in the air while lying on the couch. Don’t know why. Sometimes I do it with my hands too.
The Last Drawing of Year 1.
This marks a big day for me. I’m not really sure what to say, but tomorrow I fly home from Florida after too many days apart from my wife, and all I can think is, “I’m so glad I don’t have to do a drawing when I get home!” After 366 days (leap year!) without missing a single day, I am ready for a break.
That said, I have loved this drawing blog, literally loved every drawing and every character in ways that are hard to explain without sounding conceded. For me, once a drawing is created, it is no longer mine. It is a real character with real thoughts… like this guy (link). He has too much depth for me to think that I “created” him. These characters, that I can’t imagine ever having “not existed”, I feel like all I am doing is introducing them to YOU.
The Plan: I’ve decided to take a break, probably a short break, to clear my head before coming to an absolute conclusion. At this point, I think I will do it again. Another year. Every day, a new drawing… perhaps with a twist *hint* *hint*. I may take a week off, maybe a month. But I will post back on this blog when I start again and explain the plan. So unless you want to check back here over and over, I would subscribe by email in the space to the right if you haven’t already. That way, you’ll just get an email when I’m starting again. There is NO spam, just an email when there is a new post.
Thank you all for participating in these little bits of my life. Your comments in person, in emails, on this blog, by phone, in texts, on facebook, and social network messages have made it very fun to share all of these. I hope to share more with you soon! Have a great March! If you have any thoughts or ideas for me, please share them with me on Facebook HERE!