It's been a very up and down year, that's for sure. I lost my dear Mum last July after caring for her for years while she was in the throes of dementia. I then went into a sort of weird surreal mindset for a while, where I felt like I wanted to move to the countryside and get away from everything and everyone. The second half of 2017 passed in a haze.
Then early 2018 my daughter flew the nest, I moved house, and I got married, so after the haze, came the whirlwind! But I am still in the city, thank goodness - I don't know what I was thinking - I love living in the city .... but through all this I started to do less and less art until things came to a virtual standstill and I painted nothing for quite a few months. All the changes that had happened over the last year, plus my general low feeling added up to a sort of depression, which I have not been able to dig myself out of. Added to all this I have several health issues which don't make you feel great!
However, over the last few weeks I have started to see the light again. With the house move came a new doctor's surgery and a lovely new doctor (older female) who has, with new advice and different meds (and hormones) helped me to feel much, much better this last few weeks ..... and lo! I have started to make art again.