It’s been a tough year in many ways. I tried to do too much, both with events and emotionally, and had a bit of an unexpected crash and burn over the summer break. It’s a few months on and I’m still picking up, slowly and as carefully as possible, some of the pieces although at least now they’re beginning to make a recognisable jigsaw picture as the weeks go by.

Every so often I have a road bump in the progress and this week was one of them. I took the students to another event (which I occasionally think I should REALLY stop doing but they’re just so much fun on the day and I ALWAYS see the best of the students when we go out and do something big) and at the end of it, when packing down, I found that the only thing which had been lost was a small tan brown pencil case which contained some of my most loved styli.

So, in one small loss I found I am now without my Wacom Feel, Jot Touch, Jot Classic, Pogo Sketch Pro, Pogo Connect, Nomad Cobalt Blue and two Dagi styli.

Basically – a bit gutted. A couple of the lost styli are irreplaceable, none are replaceable quickly although one magnificent friend has said she’ll send me some from the States which I can’t wait to open as it’ll be a lovely parcel to receive I’m sure.

Which put me in mind of this picture:

(drawn on iPad 3 using Dagi and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro).

Since drawing it I no longer see the person who’s iPad I drew it on and I’ve lost both the Moleskine pad and, now, the pencil case of styli.

All in all, it’s not been the greatest of years so far (some bits have been fab that said… but some parts caused more hurt  than I could bear at the time). Roll on ’14. Am aiming for more changes then and I actively look forward to those challenges as they come up…

Drew this pic on the same day so maybe the losses stemmed from the world of business being against me taking visual notes during a meeting… 🙁