Thursday, December 6, 2012

Current Brain Activity

I've had a bad case of squirrel brain this week. I don't know about you all, but the holiday season can really get my gears spinning in all kinds of directions. It's probably all the glitter and tinsel. I can't look away from the sparkly.

 Here it is almost Friday and I really don't have a clear idea of what I've accomplished this week. I think my brain must resemble an enormous Pinterest-like collection of images. They would be organized into boards ranging everywhere from "cleaning projects I want to finish before December 24th" to "fun things to do with the kids before December 24th" to "crafts I want to make before December 24th."

On top of that, I would have my anxiety boards including things like "do we need to buy a new car soon?" or "how am I going to start bringing in some money" or "why don't I have a clearly defined mission statement?" or "what am I doing?" or worse..."are my children really happy?" It's a rabbit hole.

I've been working on some collages for a friend. I realized the crazy colors and movement really represented how I was feeling.  Perhaps these could be viewed as snapshots of my current brain activity.

I think the only way out of this rabbit hole is to stop, turn around, and climb out. Turn off the computer. Close the studio door. Take a hot shower. I might even hide my glasses so that I can't see anything unless it is at least a foot away. That would eliminate any detail work. I would be forced to look up!

Have a great weekend, friends. I'll be back on Monday. Glasses poised. 


  1. :):):)-this sounds so much like me right now, so I really am laughing with you Jenny. Your collages are beautiful and I do think they convey your feelings. How about a nice hot bath to relax in, and take a glass of wine with you...I recently finished Deepak Chopra's 21 day meditation challenge(first time I ever meditated correctly) and believe it or not I now use the practice and some of the mantras without even thinking about it as soon as I start to feel too stressed. Have a restful weekend.

  2. Your brain activity is beautiful.