Our Absurd Life: 08/27/20 – News Crew

News Crew

Hola Family & Friends

I hope everyone has had a great day.  As well as happy, healthy and mildly creative.  Or was that mildly productive and extremely creative?  

So I’m driving today–I do that a lot for my job–and I’m thinking about creativity.  Some of us seem to have been born bursting with creative energies and can never get enough time to work on some creative project/s.  It’s almost like living with a wild beast and never truly being able to tame the animal.   Some of us have a more tame creative drive and can work on a project for a little and then put it down for another time.  No big deal.  Some of us are okay with only be creative one day a week or a month.  Some exercise their creative spirits working on household projects, or gardening, or even keeping their car in top-notch shape with soap, water and wax.  Some of us feel they have nothing to offer creatively.  

For me, I truly don’t know how I could exist without being creative.  It’s a force that seems to have dominated my life ever since I was a kid.  Whether it was writing stories, drawing, making movies, writing poetry, music, acting, directing, playing an instrument, making puppets, or just playing make-believe, I felt the most in tune with myself when engaged in a creative project.  It’s almost like living with an atomic core always percolating with ideas and cool stuff to build.

So I encourage anyone not currently working on a creative hobby or project to take some time to sit with, and explore, their own creative life.  And begin to build on it.  See where it takes you.  Maybe start simple with a coloring book, or a notebook to jot down ideas for stories, or graph paper to make a plan to build something.  There’s nothing cooler than graph paper, I’ll tell ya.

My 9 to 5 is calling me right now; gotta get a few things done.  Then chat with my sister, Ana Victoria, then get on the cartoon.

I wish everyone a great rest of your evening.  And a safe one, too.

All the best.

Ian S.
Salinas! (Cooling off)


“No rulers were harmed during the making of this cartoon.”

“Let’s still be careful out there.”

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