Hard Times

We all go through them and right now, it’s my turn.  The reason I haven’t been posting as regularly or frequently as I usually do is because doing so is currently quite challenging.  My artistic pursuits have taken a back seat to other, more pressing issues that require my full attention.  My mind isn’t on it, either, to be perfectly honest.  There’s only so much “stuff” you can process, at a time, without driving yourself around the bend completely.

As and when I am able to post some more ideas and thoughts, I will, of course.  Art is not something you can actually give up entirely.  It’s an integral part of you, or at least it is for me.  Sometimes, it gets crowded out by other aspects of your life, but I find solace in art, so I’m glad to have the ability to find tranquillity and peace, through creating things.

My hope is that, once I have gotten past this current round of difficulties, I will be able to spend time with my art in earnest and maybe with a reinvigorated passion for it.  It feels that way.  Right now, it feels as though I am being denied the resources to do as much with it as I would ideally like.  I also feel distracted, demotivated and disillusioned with most aspects of existence, because of the current (hopefully) temporary difficulties.  Please wish me well in overcoming them.

Thank you for your patience and for being a loyal reader of this blog.  I enjoy writing it and I especially love the interaction with people who take time to comment and share their thoughts.

There will be more writing, but not right now.


About tropicaltheartist

You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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6 Responses to Hard Times

  1. arielpalmer says:

    Sorry to hear that this is a difficult moment for you… I’m sure you’ll overcome whatever it is happening to you and you’ll use it to fuel your future art, your writing and yourself as a person. I love your blog so much, it’s so honest, thoughtful and inspiring. I hope to read from you soon!

    • Thank you for your kind words. As they always say, this too shall pass. I’m sure once the sun shines again, I’ll be back writing more than ever, painting new works and creating new music recordings. What else would I do with my time? 🙂

  2. cp says:

    There are times such as these, in everyone’s life. My art is virtually at a complete standstill due to earning a living. It is painful to have to chose, but there it is. Stay with it in your heart.

  3. Sorry to hear you are going through some tough times. I hope they don’t last too long. Thinking of you.

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