Saturday, April 07, 2007

Truly Darkly Deeply


Sometimes I fall into dark places. Sometimes I feel it coming for miles. Sometimes I just quietly slip off the edge without warning into a hole where I seem to be made of lead, with no ropes for rescue and no will to call for help.

That's what I get for thinking.

I'm fairly certain this is true. These little journey's to the dark side seem to be part of my information processing plant. Stuff goes in--art comes out.

In between it can get a bit complicated.

Everyone has to deal with some form of mental lights-out at some time or other. Artists are notorious for these forays into sometimes dibilating sadness.


I can tell you what I do to get through, tools I use to minimize the disruption and damage.

We'll be talking about this on the Inner Workings Forum at www.poppetplanet.com this weekend.

It's April. There are flowers blooming everywhere. There are baby birds chirping.

There are Peeps.

What better time to discuss the black holes artist's find themselves in? If you've ever visited one, you know this is as good a time as any.

Hope to see you on the forums.

4 comments:

James said...

Peeps are evil, designed by diet food companies to make you gain weight and join them. "Come to the dark side..." cry the peeps, seemingly so innocent.

Dan Guy said...

It's easier to think yourself down than to think yourself back up again, I think.

Carl V. said...

I look forward to the discussion on poppetplanet.

And speaking of Peeps, have you seen this cartoon:

http://sqt-fantasy-sci-fi-girl.blogspot.com/2007/04/happy-easter.html

I found it much funnier when I read it than I should readily admit, but there it is.

Anonymous said...

To quot T.S. Elliot,
April is the saddest month of all.
I keep hearing about you over at Neil Gaiman's blog, so I thought I should come and explore. Lovly stuff!