It’s been a while since I posted anything here, still struggling with creativity and low mood, now at the stage where I think everything I do is not good enough, and never will be. Hmmmm – not a very good place to be, hoping it won’t be too long before it all comes back and I can feel some enthusiasm for my work once more. It seems from talking to others online that everyone suffers from creative blocks now and then, and that it usually comes back after time, or after trying something new e.g. perhaps a different style of working, or in stepping out of one’s comfort zone.
I am sure that this is the case. I am only a little concerned (well, more than a little tbh) because (a) my last “creative block” lasted for twenty years (!) and that (b) I am currently being treated for a depression that has led me to the point where I don’t want to “do” photography at all – I’m disinclined to read about it, to take new photos, to work on the many RAW files already waiting on my computer, to believe that there is any future in it for me at all so what’s the point? I’m aware that this is “depressed talk” and that once the new tablets start to work I should be able to see past all that, to have faith in myself and my abilities again, but at the moment this is very hard for me.
So I wanted to say to all my followers and friends, thank you for your continued support of me and my work, and sorry I haven’t been commenting on your work and blogs much recently, but I will be back and I hope that you can all bear with me, as I really haven’t forgotten you. I have made some truly great friends here online, through Twitter and Flickr, and all the wonderful things that everyone says to me about my work are a great source of inspiration and comfort when I feel this way – so thank you all – sincerely, thank YOU – and I hope to be “back” properly in the not-too-distant-future.
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Footnote: I would like to say a sincerest thank you to everyone who has already commented here and sent me messages of love and support – you can only begin to imagine just how much this means to me. Will very shortly be away from the computer for a time, so for future visitors and commenters here please don’t think I am ignoring your messages by not moderating them or responding directly, thank you for stopping by and I will be I will be back as soon as I can.