|A STUDY IN CHOCOLATE|
When there is so much happening in your life that you can't think---
When changes are flying at you like bats fleeing a cave--
When you are making life choices that will relocate you, reposition you, and rearrange you into another time zone, family zone and even art zone...
Well, you seek stability in the small stuff. I have been seeking the calm in the eye of the storm by sketching in my smallest sketchbook. It is only 4"x4", so I can narrow my focus to a tiny area. I have been drawing singular things...a peanut, a marble, a wedge of lemon. I draw it tight, detailed and concentrated. I used to abandon all of my creative endeavors when life became overwhelming, so this is a vast improvement to my artistic expression. Don't get me wrong - I still curl up in a corner with my cup of herbal tea and a cookie and snarl at any invasions to my personal space. But I am handling it all so much BETTER these days!