I've always dealt in both words and pictures, and sometimes a single idea is easier to pin down as a drawing: one picture that says more than enough. When words threaten to reveal too much, pictures offer something to hide behind. Creativity is a hot potato that I have to put down somewhere, in order to blow awhile on my burning fingers. The page is where things go, and it doesn't matter whether what burns its way through my fingers and onto paper is hieroglyphics or images. There is a time for both, and since last summer it has been the time to draw and paint and photograph.
Therefore, to celebrate the newness of 2013 my blog has some nice new hand-drawn buttons for my Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr links - but for the time being there will probably not be many new words. These I am keeping tucked away in my notebooks until the year is a little older, and I feel a little bolder.