Friday, February 18, 2011


Greetings, all.

You may have noticed that it's been a while since I posted here. I've made a few posts over at Bradley's Brain, but things have been pretty silent around here.

The truth is, I haven't felt like much of a writer recently.

I've still been writing a bit, and my creativity is still flowing, but my muse seems to be directing all of my energy to my other creative passion, art.

Drawing (and to a lesser degree, painting) is something I've been in love with almost as long as writing. They're both connected for me, and til now, I've never really had any trouble doing both.

It seems as though lately, when I sit down to write, the cursor blinks and blinks, threatening to put me to sleep with its steady cadence. Even those "Wow, I just had a great idea" moments have been fewer and fewer.

But when I pick up my pencils, my muse begins to sing again.

Here's something I've been working on during my lunch breaks for the past couple of days:

Yes, I'm still obsessed with dragons...

It's not anything truly special yet, but I'm happy with how it's turned out so far.

I'm sad because the words haven't been flowing very well, but I'm also happy that I'm drawing more (and more effectively, I believe) than I have in a long while.

Writing and art have always been two sides of the same creative coin to me, and I do think that eventually, the written side will turn up again.

But for right now, even though I have been writing, the spinning coin has landed image side up.

I might as well enjoy the ride.

As usual, thanks for stepping into my imagination,



  1. Brad,

    I like the dragon, and I know how you feel about not feeling like a writer. It is something I am plagued with from time to time as well. Our muse is a fickle mistress more often than not, I've found. You might like this title though, "Forging Dragons", by John Howe. If you don't know who he is, he is one of the artists whose work inspired much of the artwork, costumes and scenery for the Lord of the Rings. I haven't found a book in the library yet by Alan Lee, although I would like to.

  2. The way I see it, you're still creating worlds on paper :) And I must say that I envy your skill with watercolors and your ability to draw the things from my imagination. Love the dragon. The writing will fall into place in good time, for now, enjoy the moment ... and post more pics of your drawings, they deserve an audience too! :D

  3. I've had a hard time with writing this winter between work (before the calender season ended) and people being sick, and this awful snow. I've tried really hard to at least keep posting, but even my posts have suffered from reduced brain power. (that and fluctuating internet connectivity)

    Maybe I'll try the doodle thing to help get my brain back into gear. I could work on creating a concrete image for my cursed character instead of just resting on the names other characters call her. Keep up your scribblings. I like them. :D