i think i might be having a nervous breakdown. i spent alot of the time today on the verge of tears...it feels like i can barely make it anywhere to do anything anymore. i am so tired. litho is wonderful but exhausting. i realized today that i will never paint again. it is kinda sad. but i was watching an etching demo and realized how old i was and how many printmaking techniques there are. i will be busy my whole life learning them all with no time for painting. however long that life is. if the world ends tomorrow then i wont learn as much as i wanted. i am working on a mezzotint, two lithographs and a linocut. only one of these prints is class related. it is the lithograph. i am hoping to put together a portfolio of relief prints soon. about 8 to 10 prints. a portfolio in printmaking is just like an album in music. it is a collection of prints. it will be a private portfolio with about 10 copies. just for friends and family. these will be my first relief prints.