This is going to be awkward, if not a little unsure. A while ago I expressed my disinterest in this site and therefore I've been contemplating giving up on dA forever. I haven't come here, read any messages, thanked people for their faves and the like, which isn't fair and not good.
It then occurred to me, that if I stopped, if I left dA and never did a stitch of art again, how would that make me feel? Everyone who has ever doubted me would be right, everyone who said I couldn't do it would be laughing at my back. Could I really let one small bout of depression destroy all that I have worked so hard to build?
The answer is simply, no. I don't wish to leave dA, nor do I want to stop doing art...
Am I ready to return though? No, not yet. I have some training to take care of. My skills need re-honing, my knowledge tempered and added too, and I need to find my passion for art again.
To be fair, I probably won't be adding anything new until late January, early February of next year.
Otherwise? Yes, I'm finally in America. I was able to attend the ASF and have dinner with Gene Cernan and Don Black, breakfast with Charlie Duke and Tom Jones. Edgar Mitchell gave me my mission to do well in my studies, and I will not fail him. I've also had a great opportunity to meet with Eileen Collins, Walt Cunningham, (got to see Fred Haise although not officially meet him) and paid my respects to Scott Campbell by writing a sympathy note in his family's book. I wish I could have met him. If you don't know who these fine people are, simply google Apollo Astronauts.
I'm now settled in Georgia, ready to hit California and Arizona in a couple of days time. In between traveling and getting back into the swing of things, I will be practicing my art.
Stay awesome guys!
Creative thought for the day: Nutella Cheesecake. That is all. (Yes I made one for thanksgiving, it was gone before the day was over.