I'll admit, I'm not much of a fan of Christmas. I haven't been for quite a long time. I usually go through a period of depression from my birthday in October until after January 1. No real explanation for it, it just happens. I spent last Christmas alone, sick, drinking MD 20/20. It's the best cold medicine in the world. And several years ago, I had the "molesucker" experience that has become a SamG Classic. I do have some good memories of Christmas though. When my mom was living, there was always a great dinner. I got some really great toys, many of which i still have. I only wish Stretch Armstrong had been more durable, but seeing the purple stuff oozing out of him was pretty cool too.
Christmas is also that one time of year when you have to see those members of your family that you really don't like. That's enough to spoil anything, for me. It far outweighs getting to see the ones you do like. Christmas music gets on my nerves too. I like Christmas songs, but i guess when it's played continuously nonstop, I can't take it.
There are some things that I really like about Christmas. Here's a quick list: Fudge.
But seriously, I'm looking forward to the holidays, this year. Spending them somewhere new, with someone new. 2013 sucked. This year has pretty much seen me at the lowest point of my life. I've been through a lot since the first of the year. I'm liking the way it's ending though. I'm curious to see what the future holds.
As for my art, I'm not sure what direction I'm going to take. I'm tired of doing shows. Think I'm definitely going to slow down and do a limited schedule next year. Will most definitely be taking some time off after my open house this weekend. I'll analyze it after then. But first, I'm ready to enjoy the holidays for a change!!!
Merry Christmas from SamG