|Salmon Leaping, by John Bain.|
|Green woman, by John Bain.|
I am really getting into the walking stick making too. Carving these things takes ages, and lots of concentration. This can't be rushed, because the knife has to be kept very sharp, and one slip could be nasty! They get painted too, which takes a surprising amount of time.
It is not exactly hard work, but the concentration required can be tiring. Headaches come too. I think because I don't drink enough when I am working. Meal times are irregular. Sleep patterns are very disturbed also. This past week I have not been going to sleep until dawn. The time just flies past, because I want to finish what I have started.
This is not me complaining about my chosen lot though. I love painting, or being creative generally. But this is where age does come into it. I can't do things these days as I used too. Something has to give. It can't be my artwork, because I have to earn money, even the small amount I make from it.
This blog, which I also love to do, will have to take a back seat, whilst I continue to prepare my 'ramshackle gallery'. I will still be here, but maybe not quite so regularly for a while.
|Walking stick (unfinished) by John Bain.|
Now having said all that, perhaps tomorrow, I will be feeling a lot better about things. Perhaps this, what I am feeling today, will pass quickly. Knowing myself as I do, I should think there is a high probability that it will. But just for the moment....
I really am feeling my age!