I'll be honest. Life has been pretty tough lately. The holidays are always busier than I care for, although they were good. I was especially despondent over the losses of George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds at the end of the year. What a year. It left me in a funk and I ended up skipping out on Drawing Night two weeks ago. On top of the holiday break - no classes to teach two weeks in a row - I hadn't picked up a pencil or charcoal in almost three weeks.
I'm finally starting to emerge from that funk.