I love a good collage, don’t you?

I’ve been laid up and (mostly) off my feet these past two days. The failure of engineering that is my lumbar spine has been mounting a protest.

Most of the time I push through rather than follow doctor’s orders, but my heart’s not in it this time.

It takes little to tip me into sadness these days.

On the bright side, I’ve been doing more of what I want since my mother’s lung cancer diagnosis went terminal sooner rather than later.

Though Stephen Hawking outwitted all the negative projections.

The doctors are very nice.

But what to do when surfing the couch? I watched a few movies, though the choosing thereof took longer than the adequate episode of “How I Met Your Father” I also watched (it might be slightly less good than “adequate”).

“Turning Red” and “Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar” I liked. I definitely didn’t cry during Moana.

Moana (2016)

I also didn’t turn to the pen. Much. I’m still not feeling it, still not ready to tap into my feelings. Much.

When it comes to bad art, however, I’m all in. Collage is a favourite medium of mine though I’ve not made any in some time. I’ve plans though, and spent several fun hours ripping pages from magazines for the “when I get to it” pile. Soon, I think. I’ve been colouring doodles, but I’m ready to expand.

Something with a nice spring theme, perhaps. In lieu of the planting it’s not quite time for and the blossoms that have yet to burst.

Dogwood blooms 2021
collage circa 2015
my latest: seems kind of fly-like (March 2022)

11 thoughts on “I love a good collage, don’t you?

    1. Thank you.
      I was surprised by Turning Red too – no musical numbers, and I mostly expect those in animated films these days 😉


  1. I saw another one of your doodles on Twitter and I noticed a pattern. You might have a signature style… Have you ever tried to display those somewhere? They would look amazing if you turned them into digital versions in an art gallery somewhere.

    Do you have a foam roller? I think your back is way worse than mine, but what helps me is sitting at the very end of the short edge and then lying down on the foam roller. I drop my hands to the ground and just breathe. Sometimes I do scapular adduction and abduction, bridges, and crunches. Whatever feels good. It helps me re-align my spine and relax some of the tension.


    1. OMG, I totally forgot about the roller. I have one – I’m trying it today. I have an incline suspension table, but I’m too nervous to hop on with everything currently so hot.

      That’s an idea – I do have a style: they way you phrase it is nicer than how I refer to it: I’m going with yours. Thanks again.

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        1. The top of my spine cracked like fireworks when I did a fish over the top, but the lower back says “no” unless I shift some of the weight to my hands. I did, and it is helping some 💗

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  2. Sorry to hear about your struggles. Art and crafty things do help. I used to love doing that kind of stuff and need to get back into it. Hope that you are able to keep your spirits up nicely.

    I love Moana. One of my favorites!

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