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Thursday, December 9, 2010


When I read this week's topic for Illustration Friday's challenge, the first thing that came to mind was my Nokia 3120.

It's probably time to upgrade when you notice people looking at you like you're holding a dinosaur fossil in your hand. Ok, so I'm not good at keeping up with technology.

In the meantime, I'm thinking one of those wooden clubs might be nice.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Afterwards – Was this the first signs of ME/CFS?

Afterwards, I slipped into my studio unseen, wearing pajamas and holding a long yearned for cuppa in my hand. Yes, at last, the kids were asleep and it was finally... me time.

Ignoring the bills to pay and unread emails aplenty, I scrolled straight to Illustration Friday's email. The topic read... 'Afterwards'.

Instantly forgetting all those things I was meant to do, I decided, yes, I'll do that. Seeing that I have not participated in one of Illustration Friday's challenges for over a year.

However, I was stumped. I couldn't think of a single thing to draw. You see, by the time the kids are off to bed, there's never enough functional brain left for creativity, hence, missing over a year of Illustration Friday submissions.

So, about an hour was spent with my head on my desk and my mind adrift into a land of nothingness. Then an idea suddenly occurred to me...

      ...Afterwards, a women rested her tired head and aching body. It was another monotonous and marvelous day of motherhood.