Thank you all for your very kind feedback on my art journal. Yes, I am doing much better now. I hate to do art when I happen to be depressed, because it becomes a permanent record of that temporary emotional time (about bi-monthly), but it is also the most cathartic time to do it. I'll be glad when I get through menopause!
I have been faltering in my daily commitment to draw something, but am not giving up. Last night I picked up the prompt journal I had started in over a year ago and added a drawing. I have one journal left for sale in my etsy and then I won't be making any more. I have almost run out of library pocket cards, which are the key ingredient.
Anyway, this particular drawing is making me think I could expand on this character (I want to call her Charlotte, the auther of this book, "I Know a Lady...") Which reminds me-- if I hadn't started making a point of drawing regularly, I wouldn't now be getting ideas for stories, zines and other projects. One thing leads to another. You just have to make the first step. I am also learning that I have a fixation with hats. Maybe because you don't have to be a size 2 to fit into one, you just have to be willing to draw attention (because no one wears really nice hats these days any more unless they are attending an Ascot race or a coronation or a royal wedding-- all of which are in short supply here in the States!)
So what's in your journal and are you seeing a pattern?