Hi dear friends. Hope you’re all well, or at least better than I am. No need for alarm, I assure you. Just depression come back to bedevil me and hover above like a storm cloud. Really sucks. Although I did manage to get through work today at the National Academy, I don’t feel inspired or motivated to do anything else. And tomorrow is Sunday, which means I’ll have to occupy myself with non-art modeling activities. Unfortunately, during a depressive episode, that usually means staring off into space while curled up on the couch, aimless plodding around the house, and sporadic crying. And of course, I’m all out of St. John’s Wort. Isn’t that just perfect?
So I’m just tapping away on my laptop, posting on my blog to say hi, and make the simple announcement that the muse is sad 😥 Some of my newer readers might be unaware that I’ve posted about this subject before. Of course I prefer not to, since I assume that such a gloomy topic isn’t the reason most people visit Museworthy. But I am always honest and candid here. Plus, I can at least integrate the condition with Museworthy’s art theme, and list some very recognizable names; famous artists who suffered from depression. Makes me feel like I’m in pretty good company:
Georgia O’Keefe, Mark Rothko, Edvard Munch, Paul Gauguin, Michelangelo, Jackson Pollock, Claude Monet, Thomas Eakins, Vincent Van Gogh, Arshile Gorky, Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, George Romney, Theodore Gericault, and Dante Gabrel Rossetti.
Now we just need a separate list for art models!
I’m sorry everyone. I don’t mean to be a drag. I’ll feel better soon, I promise. Give me 48 hours to wrestle with this ogre and I’ll be back to normal – hopefully.
Thanks for reading.