For whatever reason or combination of reasons, I am completely blocked creatively. I can’t draw. I can’t paint. I can’t focus my thoughts at all. A friend suggested that I try doing little 15 minute sketches each day to try to recover. Even these are miserable to try to do. I feel like I’ve had far too much caffeine and can barely sit still.

Perhaps you can find one of your babies here, sacrificed for my need for source photos. I apologize for not being able to capture their true natures. I’m trying, though. I’m really trying.

At least she didn’t draw you looking like a teddy bear!


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  1. That has to be so frustrating! Try not to make yourself crazy over it if you can help it. It will pass. Meanwhile, those drawings may look disappointing to you, but to those of us who can barely draw stick men, they are awesome!

  2. Aw, I am so sorry to hear this. 😦
    I think all of your drawings are wonderful and beautiful!
    I hope this passes soon. Hang in there!
    Does looking through your past drawings spur anything? Photos? Other people’s illustrations? Pups and such face to face?
    (((HUGS))) ❤️
    PS… Hey, Toby! Being a Teddy Bear isn’t a bad thing! 😉 BTW: Coop said to tell you he’s been called a teddy bear and an Ewok before! 😮 😀

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