Thanks for your generous gesture. We all have individual styles and I for one admire yours.
I have gone to my home town hilltop in central Portland for the past several nights. I took only photos of the moon conjunction with Venus and the city downtown sky scrapers below. I find it more and more difficult not to repeat too similar a theme in the next works, each time I attempt one. I could go on here and philosophize but I only tend to talk myself out of doing another sketch work that I have already done before.
I'm hoping that that makes some sense as to my reluctance to continue. It is difficult at times not to think I am outdoing my last works, as you have mentioned.
It can be ecstasy at times when it works. Then it can be total agony at other times. I may make an attempt later today. I reach a burnout if I do too many sketches in too short a time. My aging eyes also suffer now from eye-strain through the eyepiece and to re-focus to the paper over and over for several hours.
My CN Gallery
An artists work is never done; only abandoned. -Arthur C. Clarke in a telegram to Stanley Kubrick while working on the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.