Sunday, March 5, 2017

Not Good

Not much to say.  Just watching in horror as the rules, regulations and rights of this previously-relatively-civil society are stripped away...as the issues that divide this country become deeper, wider and uglier...as everything that has held this country, the world, this planet in precarious balance is being destroyed...as dystopia begins to set in.

I haven't been sleeping well.  I've had heart palpitations quite often, lately.  I feel less than great these days...although not sick with anything nameable.

Except perhaps disgust, dismay, distress, disquiet...

 






8 comments:

john said...

So glad you have your art to occupy your mind and distract. These pieces are wonderful! :-)

Roberta Warshaw said...

I know what you mean. I haven't created anything meaningful in a long time. Partly due to stress from the home situation but also from the daily barrage of bad news from POTUS.

Jan said...

I am sort of keeping my sanity by not spending too much time on FB, because it's too tempting to read all the alarming, horror-filled, recent articles about potus et al. Sigh.

Your NINE collages are wonderful, as usual. I'm so glad you are still making them. I think one of them has an image from something I sent you! Fun! xxj

Els said...

..... but your collages still are !

Wishing you all the best, Connie !

KAM said...

In the vortex of a dismantling of all we have worked so hard to bring into our world, our government, the people's lives, you have your spirit of creative beauty flowing forth in these collages. Thank you for sharing them and bringing signs of spring coming into my world.
I believe that if we do not lose hope we will see spring come once again.
Much love,
Kristin

tgarrett said...

I can so relate. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work

jenclair said...

I wish I could stay away from the news--it has become an obsession. Love the recent collages!

Charlton Stitcher said...

You sum the situation up so well. I too feel deep concern. There is a dangerous mixture of anger and impotence rampant, with division and instant cheap reactions increasing and neither solving anything. We feel it here in the UK with Brexit and now it seems to be rearing its ugly head in Europe. It seems so often that I live two parallel lives - one as a citizen where I feel largely impotent and often incredulous and the actions of those in power and the other as an individual.
All I think I can do to stay sane is to enjoy my family and friends and make my art and take pleasure in it and hope the two worlds eventually come closer together. (I hope this makes sense though I fear it may not!)