And on my birthday of all days. There's a total eclipse of the moon tonight, something I'm told won't happen again for several years. I'd like to think that means something, perhaps an omen of some kind, though I'm not sure whether for good or ill. Somehow it's very fitting. It's been one of those odd reflective days. Neither good nor bad, up nor down. One of those days that just can't decide what it wants to be. I feel like there's something that needs to be done, or some decision that needs to be made, or some conclusion that needs to be reached and I just can't figure out what it is.
Funny how that goes. A birthday is a good day to reflect. Clear out the head and try to put everything into perspective. A lot's happened in the past year and I've barely had a chance to stop and think about it. For one thing, I'm drawing for a living. I'm actually drawing for a living. People are giving me money for my little doodles, putting those doodles in books or on television, and selling them to other people. It feels good, but I think there's still a ways to go before I'll feel like I've "made it". I don't know if I'll ever feel like that. There's always more to do.
And so it goes. It's been a good year with Violet and Samantha, and a whole lot of work. And it looks like it's not ready to stop. I've two new projects I'm working now. More on that another time. And a very sincere apology to all the family and old friends who've tried to get in touch or send holiday greetings over the past few months. I've had my nose to the grindstone but I do mean to get back to all of you soon.
And if I can get this post up in the next ten minutes I'll have just made it before the end of my birthday (at least in this time zone).