The last few months have been insanely busy for me and I have realised that somehow I need to radically slow down as there is no way I can maintain my current pace. I thought I would have had a few quieter months earlier this year after Foundations ended, but that didn’t happen, so I have come to realise that if I try to take it easy at home, I will just get caught up doing things and generating new work for myself. It won’t achieve the big break and re-charge that I need. I also really need a breather from the non-stop world of social media.
These days whenever I want to go away on a holiday I think about where I can go so that I can meet and sketch with some local sketchers, but in July when we were in Cambodia recovering from the craziest of a Urban Sketchers Symposium Shari Blaukopf suggested that I should have go somewhere where there are no sketchers so that I can have a real break! It sounds so obvious, but my holidays have become intensive sketching trips – non stop sketching, meeting people and sharing as I go online. So it just hasn’t been on my radar at all to go on a relaxing break where I know no one – how radical! And yes, I’ll admit it, I really don’t know the meaning of REST!
Anyway, I have taken this wonderful advice and booked a short break, just for me, to Norfolk Island. I know that it will be hard for me not to sketch non stop, but I am aiming to slow my pace and give my hardworking hands and shoulders a break so I am only taking a small sketchbook and limited supplies. I won’t be sharing 5 updates a day as I normally do and I’ve given myself a limit of 3 posts in total but only if I get lonely! I know one person on the island but she will be away for most of my stay, so I will have lots of ‘me-time’ to re-charge my batteries.
See you in a little while!