Shaking The Rust Off My Broken Artist Bones

Read this short article about my return to regular art.

"The sky is a really lonely human from another dimension", drawing by Matt Vaillette, 2016

I'm back in my artwork. Every day. I've been away from it due to health problems. Very sick. Art may be the only thing for me right now.


I'm always surprised by how difficult creating is after a slump or break. It takes a while to shake the rust off. Confidence and energy are the main issues. It'll take a lot of creating before I'm back where I left off. UPDATE: I'm getting there!

I can still draw, but my favorite artistic process is difficult right now . I would normally just blitz every canvas with no regard. Scribbles, scrabbles, bam... many quick pieces. It takes a lot of energy to create like that, and I just don't have it right now.

Health Problems

It's my health. I'm feeling down because I've been struggling with bipolar depression. Its always a struggle, but the past year was much worse. There aren't good treatments for bipolar depression. It's really just a lifelong uphill battle for many of us. UPDATE: Things are improving!! (10/20/2016)

Fixing Myself Up

I hope that by the time I find myself artistically (again) I'll feel a lot healthier. It's a journey. The psychiatric part of it is painful, but I love art. Wish me well!

Thanks for reading!

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Also, below: Another piece of art!

"You don't know why this aerobics instructor is a cat" by Matt Vaillette, 2016