Sunday, March 21, 2010

slumping into the sunset

when you're in a slump, it ain't fun.

you're in a constant state of pissiness which leads to negativity, which leads to reading comix under the covers with a flashlight , watching movies that you've seen 8 or 9 times and eating way too many sweet and salty foods. somehow, it's comforting watching "silence of the lambs"over and over (yeah, this slump is getting to me clarisse.. i think i need some fava beans and a nice chianti..)

on friday, i made up my mind that i would create a new piece of art this weekend. i have a folder filled with half sketched ideas, new characters, fully realized illustrations, all patiently waiting for their turn to come to life...and here it is sunday and the folder is just where it was last week..waiting. sometimes the only way to be creative is to take a break from creating.

i'll allow myself another night of chips, both potato and chocolate..and another round of "romancing the stone" or "goodfellas"..and tomorrow..well scarlett, "fiddledeedee!i'll break this slump, or die trying"...cue music from "gone with the wind" as i stand on a hill with my 16 inch waist, skirt blowing in the wind....


  1. You have such a fun way with words, Leslie- and you can't buy good humor! We all deal with our slumps in crazy ways, but I think you have the right idea about going to the inspiration folder. Not that you need to do anything new or different, but just that once you do, you engage in something positive, something other than caring about the slump, and once that happens...bang- you're back in the sales saddle. Enjoy those chips, though :) xoxo

  2. Ah sweetie I love the idea of your inspiration folder. Being in a slump can be a good something wonderful is brewing under all the movie replays, chocolate and chips! lol Your work is so bright and cheerful how can anyone avoid being inspired?

    Hugs ((♥))