Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Excuse Approach

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offerings.
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
                                      -Leonard Cohen
While I love that spring has finally arrived in all its glory, I have been experiencing terrible allergy problems. The worst I have had in years. Hopefully once all the trees have finished dropping pollen, I will be less fuzzy and congested. Thankfully the crashing sinus headache has lessened. Thanks to everyone who expressed concerns. I definitely feel the pull of blogging again.

I have continued to make 4" x 4" collages. It is a great way to jump start a day. I added ants to this one because I am also suffering through an ant problem in my kitchen. Ack! Looking back through the collages, I can see how I was feeling and/or thinking about when I created them. It has not been easy to experience life with less energy and to put what energy I have into creating something, anything. At my pottery class last night, everyone seemed to be experiencing a lack of attention or frustration. Is it something in the air? My plan was to make boxes but after the first one, I switched to making a mask. Mission accomplished! I was focused and successful. I felt much better and went home happy. The "no excuse" approach to creating is working! Off to make some more art. Do you create something everyday?


  1. Great collage and such a warm colour. Ihave been dipping into the antihistamines as well. We need a good rain to wash away more of the pollens but we;re only getting a few drops here and there, oh yeah, and snow.

    1. Thanks! It was fun. BTW, I love your send a postcard a week blog! Also my doctor said that he is getting lots of visits from people who have never had allergy problems. Hugs, Karen

  2. Fun collage! I think the spring suffering is pretty universal this year. Everyone I know has been suffering from the pollen by the pound! Hang in there.

  3. Thanks! Good to know I am not alone. Hugs, Karen

  4. The allergy thing has hit me up here in Canada, too! The new flowers and leaves are so pretty; it doesn't seem fair that they make us sneeze and wheeze!


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