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Breaking myself back in


It’s been a while… and I don’t think that I was the wholesome earth mother that I thought I might be over the holidays. I get bored and frustrated pretty quickly, and I give into demands for DVDs and computer games way too easily. Nor did I get much creative work done, because by the time the children were in bed it was 9pm, and then I was exhausted from having to hang out with them all day. We did have some drawing sessions, but Violet usually embellished my comics with her over-sized felt-tips and demands for me to draw Mr Big. But it’s school/creche time again! And I have 3 dedicated days to work. So wish me luck! I want to have a productive year.

BTW here is part of a cool documentary about the brilliant Daniel Clowes. Now there’s a man who can draw.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bill N permalink
    02/02/2012 3:10 pm

    This comic is exactly the same as my life right now. Freaky!
    Including the conversations and thought bubbles about submitted manuscripts. Even the breadmaking!

    Don’t have kids though, so even less excuses to be unproductive.

    Oh well, I’m hoping for a fertile year too (as always I guess).

    Good Luck!

  2. Paula Green permalink
    02/02/2012 4:50 pm

    love Plenty love the aubergine rissoles
    send that old chestnut self-doubt out to sea
    in an old tub and watch it bob up and down

    my new strategy is to put negative stuff
    in absurd situations

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      03/02/2012 4:24 pm

      Oh, do you mean the croquettes? I haven’t made them yet, but I’ve discovered a delicious Madhur Jaffrey eggplant curry with tahini (decadently creamy!) I will try the croquettes this weekend.

  3. 02/02/2012 5:13 pm

    Haha I had good holiday intentions too, specifically to help Reub with his story writing (which he struggles hugely with). But apart from the last two days… I did nothing. There were some trips out and a fair bit of time on the Wii, but I even put the sourdough away for a while. It was nice to be a bit lazy. Glad I wasn’t the only one with good intentions.

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