Another page from the sketchbook. Because it's all I do anymore? Not exactly.But it would seem that my world has become, somehow, smaller. A bit insular? No... no, not that, not narrow-minded or uninterested. It's just that in trying to cope with the larger world, with the very real unreal administration fumbling its destructive way through our democracy... I find that I need creative absorption, constructive distraction, the challenge of focusing my thoughts and energy on learning, playing, expanding my perspective. I have practiced objectivity, and practical learning, to be open-minded, and informed, but the intensity of the issues, and the vitriolic tone of the divides, is too consuming, exhausting. So, that for regular spells, I don't want to think about it, at all. It's just that I am enjoying learning how to draw, and paint, and being focused on constructive processes.