All right, last Friday I made big plans to cartoon the whole weekend away. I gathered my books, my art supplies, my paper, my digital media--I even photographed them and put the picture on Instagram. So what happened last weekend? Nothing.
Well, not exactly nothing. Friday, I made three gagtoons for a Fiverr buyer but stopped right there. Then, I went shopping at Walmart, not for art supplies but for clothes I needed: two pairs of pants, three belts to hold them up, and a nightgown, which I wore all weekend. I felt better, so I finished the three gagtoons and let the buyer Jeff know they were done and could he send me the rest of the gags he wanted drawn? He said he'd send them Monday.
So on Saturday my parents and I had a visit from my brother Paul. We just talked most of the afternoon, so I didn't get any drawing done. Otherwise, it was a quiet Saturday.
On Sunday I made a halfhearted attempt to draw something, but all I did was write some plans for what I wanted to draw. What the heck was wrong with me? Starting off with big plans? Getting overwhelmed? Feeling tired? Getting older? Afraid of stressing out and going back to the hospital?
All right, it's Monday. Or, as Eric Thomas would say, "THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY!" Jeff gave me the new gags, so I can work on them this morning. I guess I'm so set in my ways I can only work on cartoons I know I'm going to get paid for. Darn, I care too much about money! I want to let go of financial concerns and just draw for the love of drawing--and I still love drawing! I just have to tell myself, "It's okay to have fun drawing, it's okay to enjoy cartooning. Just start!" That's the easy part; the hard part will be believing it.
I leave you now with DANCING!