Sunday, March 25, 2007
Life According to Danny Gregory
These past few weeks have been really tough. At the beginning of March I had to go to my hometown where my mother still lives to go with her for cataract surgery. I had told her months ago that I would come up and go with her because she was so anxious about it. Well, without going into all the gory details, let's just say that there is a lot of history between me, my mother and my hometown. I don't go there often, and when I do, no matter how good I have been doing, I always find myself reverting to the hurt, little child that grew up there. Even though the rational part of my brain knows that I am a grown up now and completely in control of my life, the inner child still throws a good tantrum. *sigh* So, when I come back home, where I live now with my wonderful, supportive family, I always go through a period of depression. I am paralyzed and can't bring myself to draw. It's awful. So, anyway, before I left on this trip I had gotten Danny's book and I needed to do some sketches and it wasn't happening. My friend Penny invited me out to the coffee shop on Friday night to hear this girl sing. She said she was wonderful and she thought I would like her. I took my sketchbook and magic happened! This girl has a wonderful voice. She reminded me of Michelle Branch. I did some sketches, talked with her a bit and traded compliments. Her dad was all over my work which is displayed in the coffee shop, but sadly no commissions were requested and no sales. But, I did do the sketches for the book. Yay! Progress. Now back to living and art. Adios!