When I think that some people go through their entire lives without creating anything it saddens me. Some people going through their entire lives destroying things it it breaks my heart. I wish they could experience the awesome internal feeling that comes from making something, for just a second and I know they would change their ways. I guess some of those destroyers don't have the capacity to create so they do the opposite. It feels good to create things, ask any parent how they felt when their newborn baby was placed in their hands for the first time? It is the most wonderful feeling imaginable. I got to experience that feeling five times, and all five times it was the same: LOVE, beyond any thing you can imagine, pure, deep, unconditional love. Thank you God for letting me taste a little of what you are.
People ask me, "Craig, why do you draw so much"? I wish I had some deep philosophical answer for them, but the true of the matter is, it feels good. It's as simple as that; it makes me feel good when I draw. Maybe that's why I don't want to throw any of my old drawings away. It doesn't matter if they are good or bad drawings, when I created them it felt good. When I pull an old drawing out I get a pleasing feeling, I associate feeling good with the drawings, it all makes sense now.
I have to believe that everyone has the ability to make something if they truly want to, it seems as though it is part of what makes us human. Man has been creating things from the very beginning, sometimes out of necessity and sometimes for just sheer pleasure. Maybe because we were made in God's image and he was the ultimate creator, it is in our hearts and souls as well? I've said this before and I'll say it again, I love to draw! How blessed am I? God has blessed me with a talent that I am able to use for employment as well as for pleasure. It’s something I can do when I don't feel so good, mentally and/or physically to pick myself back up, or when I'm bored, or... I think you get the idea. The other amazing thing is that I can share it with others. The drawings below are old sketches I decided to redraw and work up a little. It felt good.