Saturday, August 18, 2012


When I saw the prompt "Teacher" for this week's Illustration Friday, I thought of all the wonderful teachers I've had over the years.  How could I choose?  

Plus, once again, I knew I really didn't have time to do a "proper" illustration.  That seems to be the theme lately - always playing catch up.  When life gets too busy, as others I'm sure can relate, I start to lose some of myself.  Maybe without even realizing it until some little thing or things gets me to notice.

Like missing an opportunity for a fun social time.  Like needing a few work clothes, but losing interest in shopping for them.  Like a vague feeling of detachment.  Like realizing I've become somewhat aloof.

I looked at my work desk.  It's functional.  It's without personality.  It's dusty. I hastily drew it, not necessarily because I like it.  I don't like the drawing either, for that matter.  It's without personality.

This has been a good teacher.


terri said...

Funny how something so ordinary, such as your weekly drawing prompt can open your eyes to something that has the potential to become a big problem if left unchecked.

It's easy to slip into that slightly detached state, in my opinion. So many of us are busy trying to do it all, but it's just not possible to do it all be fully immersed in all of it. Finding balance is always the challenge, isn't it?

Darlene K Campbell said...

I like this Abby. Love the personality of that lamp.

Abby said...

I know you get it Terri. Fix it, think you're done, but then realize it needs fixing again!

Abby said...

Thanks Darlene. I started the drawing with the lamp :)

ShadowRun300 said...

I get it too. Many times I feel like I've lost myself.
I think I'm goin' on a search - soon.

agg79 said...

Without personality? I would disagree. I see an Engineer's desk. Organized, neat, with some sense of feng shui. A proper illustration might have taken more time, more input, but I like the simplicity of it. And I like the lamp. It reminds me of Luxo Jr of Pixar.

Claire Wildish said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing. I know that frustration.