I have been feeling all out of sorts since the reception of the exhibit. I also realize that this is not new. I feel this way a lot after my own reception. To top it all off, I got ill with laryngitis and lost my voice a few hours after the reception. It was a lovely reception. Everyone had a great time and so did I, but something in me felt a bit out of place and I wanted to retreat into a turtle shell… so here I am distorted with a turtle shell, not yet retreating, but very close to it. So my drawing habit became less consistent which made me feel even more distorted. I’m trying to get back to normal, but first I had to surrender to these feelings.