Monday, April 7, 2014

I get by with a little help from my watercolors

The rain is really coming down outside today, little yellow puddles forming as all the pollen is washed away. After a long, icy winter, the Sweet Carolinas seem to finally be thawing. Flowers are sprouting and trees are budding and my drive to work is oh so green.

I have been struggling lately to keep my head above the fog despite the beautiful weather. I've been trying, though. I've been pushing through work, going out with friends even when I don't feel up to it. Normally I'm so excited about roller derby bout days that I can hardly sleep the night before, but yesterday if I could have skipped it and stayed hidden under my covers, I would have.

I've been drawing and I'm taking an online class by Alisa Burke called "Sketch into Spring." This is not the first class I've taken by her and certainly won't be the last. I absolutely love her teaching style and look forward to our daily tasks. Even if the rest of my brain isn't firing on all cylinders right now, at least my creativity is being nurtured, and that's worth waking up for.