"Navigators, libraries, and sensory éléves were all good and helpful to have, but that sturdy companion tech without bio-karmatic batteries was nearly useless in lifting sadness, confusion, or solitude. That's what advisors were for - if one could find them, because while they refused employing companions, they still knew all their gaps and faults and avoided them masterfully."
A piece I have been working on on and off for a few weeks - I couldn't quite decide if it should be more painterly or more polished. You can see I eventually went with more painterly.
I have a small pile of sketches that I am spending a little more work on, since I realised I am making so many sketches that I can't ever show as finsihed pieces, so my annual body of work feels small and insignificant. Early September is a good time to start worrying about avoiding end-of-year depression.