lizbethrose wrote:d63 wrote:Now imagine mixing that with drugs that do actually have physical side-effects, but also have creative ones, and you get a sense of where I'm at. For me, Lizbeth, it's kind of shamanic and ecstatic. I apologize for any way in which you have been caught up in the chaos of it. It's always been a friendly, affectionate, and humorous poke.
I do understand that, d63. I've just choose not to participate. Guess I'll always be a Message Board philosopher. I'm happy with that.
Don't get me wrong, I'm too old to do it like I did back in the 70's thru the 90's. Then, I thought it an essential tool and used to think that by all rights coffee, beer, and cigarettes should be sold in the art supply stores. The rest I could get from "friends". Now it's mainly just beer and Jager, which is usually enough when you add the creative act with it. And even with that, I try to keep it down to a nice glow.
Unfortunately, just a glow, the creative act, and the mental fatigue of working third shift for the last 8 years is too often enough to put me in the squirrel house.
But, yeah, there's nothing wrong with with taking a sober approach. I can testify to the disadvantage of doing otherwise. At least you don't spend a lot of time worrying about what you posted or how you said it, or getting that start every time you find on your e-mail that there's a message on here and wondering "did I do something to get myself kicked off".