Above: Page spread from my in-studio Fabriano Venezia 9 x 12 inch journal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch with gouache washes. (The panel on the left page was masked with torn drafting tape.) Click on the image to view an enlargement and read the text.
Sometimes there is a perfect storm of events and our bodies just can't take it. July 2012 was one of those times for me. A domino cascade of failing body parts.
But no matter what happens I find it always helps to pick up the pen and draw.