Friday, June 22, 2018

A Long Time Between Posts

First off, I'm sorry. Really, I am. I have had a personal tragedy occur where it was out of my control and out of my hands; and I was thrown for a long time - and I just stopped completely.

I stopped writing, reading, cleaning the house... the only thing I didn't stop was eating.

Yeah, I eat when I'm depressed.

Anyway, I'm back, and I'm going to fill you in on what's been going on. 

I finished my last painting of the Surf Beach. It looks great! And I'm onto my next one of The Brunswick Heads Picture House. It's looking wonderful too! I'm really putting my heart and soul into it as it's keeping me from thinking about what's happened in the past month.

What's happened?

Well, my close friend, Hannah, committed suicide in the UK. She and I were close friends and she was battling what I thought was cancer - well, she told me it was cancer. But really, it was mental illness. It came to a head in the first week of May and ...

... well, the rest, as they say, is history.

I have good days and bad... today is a good day. I can talk about it without becoming a blubbering mess. Tomorrow, I might not be so lucky. 

All I know what to do is to keep on painting landscapes and writing books to keep my brain active and off the subject of how my friend died. I'm arriving at art school earlier and earlier every Monday and have been attending a Thursday night class as well. Anyway, it's early days and I'm still hurting;  but it's a slow process.

I am very sorry for not posting as often as I promised. 

This is my fourth painting of Brunswick Heads; and The Brunswick Picture House is almost finished... I wonder which other photo will be my next one? I'll see how it goes. Until my next post, keep creating.

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