Sunday, December 13, 2015

Between Storms

Collage on painted matte board, 7 x 10 inches
Here are another couple collages I did in the last few weeks, both on previously painted matte board.  I do have a couple new paintings in process.

It must be in the air, because I was just led to another good article about healing the mother (or father) wound.  Here it is.

That "cold" I thought I've been suffering with for nearly four weeks is sinusitis.  I'm not sure yet whether it's acute or chronic, since it just came on recently...but four weeks seems to be the outer limit for acute cases.  Apparently sinusitis is a common result of allergies.  I never had allergies before I moved to Rose Cottage, but this place is so incredibly dusty that I'm not surprised that after living here for nearly seven years, I've now got chronic sinus problems.

The only thing bothering me is a sometimes-stuffy head and a sometimes-runny nose, both largely on the right side of my head.  No sore throat, no cough, no lung/bronchial congestion, little sneezing, no fever, no aches, and no sinus pain or headache.  I'm sure I don't have a sinus infection.  There's no cure for this, only symptom abatement.  This might be my new normal.

Collage on painted matte board, 8 x 8 inches
It's that time of year when the darkest days are upon us, always a clue for me to turn inward even more than normal.  Toward that end this will be my last blog post for 2015.  I have three minor have-tos over the next few weeks; otherwise I'll be in, hunkering down with BeeGee, painting, reading, taking care of myself, and not even unlocking the front door on days when I can get away with that.

I don't know yet what next year will hold for me.  I'll definitely continuing blogging, but may cut back on posts again.  We'll see what develops.

I wish you all a very happy, warm, cozy, peaceful holiday season and new year.

May you dwell in the open heart.
May you be free from suffering.
May you be awake in this moment, just as it is.
May the awakened heart be extended to all beings.



jacki long said...

Thank you Connie Rose for YOU!
I love both of your collages ...
you and me and dots! Yea!
Wishing you an abundance of all that speaks to you. ♥♥♥

Meg Fowler said...

Wishing you the same, and looking forward to connecting again in the new year. Peace! xo

jenclair said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I especially like that second collage. This is a season when I want to stay in and enjoying the quiet. Not always possible, but so appreciated when staying in my pjs all day happens. Happy Holidays, Connie!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Blessings to you too Connie. Not sure where you're getting your info on the sinusitis but if you truly do have an infection, that IS curable and should be treated. If you're not already using a nettie pot, you really should. That will wash out the accumulation of pollens and dusts that can lead to a build-up of mucus and infection. Left untreated, you could wind up like I did - not realizing how bad it was getting and needing surgery. The ENT said it was the most severe case of chronic sinusitis he'd ever seen and is still shaking his head over those initial ct scans.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Good looking collages...I like the addition of the red line in the second interesting!
These everyday aliments sure seem to add up over's tricky not to complain as DR. gives pills that have little benefits and huge side affects so I'm working on natural methods. Who says old age isn't a busy time...brewing special teas etc..? Be well and enjoy these lovely dark days in your warm cottage.

Emma said...

Lovely collages & those ATC's (last post) are gorgeous! Very powerful article on meditation, specially the phrase 'gift of the negative' worth another read or two. Happy holidays to you x