And with #13 I am pressing the pause button on my challenge for a few days. I have an old and bestest friend coming to visit, and I just want to focus on him (as much as the boys and the zillion other things on the go this week allow). So I figured I can do that, the pause button thing, rather than have my attention divided into yet another frazzled fraction. I'll be back on Wednesday or Thursday next week, hopefully with some sunshine and cocktails and excellent conversation under my belt, and ready to roll once more.
In the meantime I just want to say thank you for all the lovely comments on my artwork in the past many days. I appreciate each and every one. This art sharing thing can be tough sometimes. It is hard not to get into that self critical downward spiral that ends with being curled in the fetal position under the duvet swearing not to try anything as foolhardy as making art ever again. It's hard not to buy into that art is for "artists" only mentality. It is hard to be a learner, a clumsy beginner and to show the world your awkward attempts and skinned knees. It's hard...but it's good too, and with all the kindness and support here it is much, much, much less hard than it otherwise would be.