I have always had fear of going away. Traveling disrupts my normal life, and my activities in the studio. The last few days have shown my fears are well founded. I returned exhausted from my trip. I visited San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, California. I saw my niece get married—wonderful! Then I returned. My focus here had been replaced with my focus there. My tiredness is symptomatic of my dedication to living fully. During a trip, living fully is magnified, as the new and different absorbs and distracts. Upon return I have had to find again my focus here, which is just one of the problems I have faced. The other is an injury to my back. This is not the classic back problem, as the physical therapist assured me, but it did prevent me from functioning in the studio. I am feeling better. I will recover fully, and better than before, because the physical therapist found a mechanical problem, easily correctable. Correcting it will prevent further injury, and make me more capable. So all will be good, but I have suffered through the loss of several days. I am back!
Below I show yesterday's one crude, but acceptable, drawing. More drawings will come today; they will be better than yesterday's. I have two local exhibitions coming up, so I need to work well. Please, stick in here with me!
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