I am a christian and a recovering addict/alcoholic working a 12 step program.I live with a disease of the backbone (Ankylosing Spondylitis) which means that I cant work full time so I do some voluntary work.
Mainly due to the sickness of the soul that is addiction/alcoholism its only in the last 2 years that I’ve found the courage to pursue the creative urges that I’ve felt through out my life.
I draw animals from photographs mainly using graphite pencils and so far I have no desire to change what for me is a working modus operandi,if it works dont fix it eh?.
Please feel free to comment on my pictures,thanx.

  • Age: 55
  • Joined: January 2010


Ch ch changes

Been a while since I journalled anything so thought I’d better write sumfin before I got totally rusty – plus this is quite a massive thing for me so it needs to be remembered. / Was at the opticians at the weekend to pick up some glasses.Had an eyetest a week ago after putting it off for too long & found that my eyes were well past the point of might need some specs and had trave…
Posted over 7 years – 1 comments

I haven't got the energy. . .

At the start of last week I was aware of the need to find some time to do very little and I mean very little.I had been quite busy and had had a few nights where sleep was a passing stranger and I was borrowing energy from a bank that usually has high interest rates for me.So as I was working out the best ways to slow down and rest I noticed a scratchy tickle at the top of my throat . . .“O…
Posted about 8 years – 5 comments

Sitting next to but not on the roundabout.

Here I am sat on the grass next to but not on the roundabout and the sun is shining.Odd that,cos I was sure that I had seen the sky darken and sag with oncoming rain clouds.I was waiting for them to break over me,waiting for the usual outcome.I had gone running into a something and then found that it was not actually there.I had taken a very small possibility and applied a bucketload of wishing,f…
Posted over 8 years – 4 comments

Off the rollercoaster and on to the roundabout !

I walked off the streets into ‘the rooms’,first Narcotic Anonymous then Alcoholics Anonymous,and yeah there were a lot of words and phrases that could have described me then burnt out,wasted,screwed up,at the end of my line,hopeless etc etc but the one that seemed to fit best was desperate.I was desperate for a break from the manic life I was living.I didn’t get the rulebook to …
Posted over 8 years – 4 comments
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