This picture was not intended for Illustration Friday's prompt "Deja Vu" but it represents a constant reminder of how I haven't been working on my illustrations lately. I did it months ago, and it greets me whenever I walk into my studio. I have been painting and crafting but feel out of touch with my fellow illustrators and illustration. The kick in the pants at this time of year is usually pre-registering for the SCBWI-NE conference, but I haven't even renewed my membership! The holidays though enjoyable can be draining and I am still trying to feel like I am back in the swing of things. I think what I need to do is make a list now of all the things that really stress me out around the season and be determined to do it all different so I don't experience you know what next year.