This week I feel like I have been cracked wide open.
I continue to learn all the things that I can no longer do like I used to be able to do (before concussion - 13 long months ago). I have to learn new ways to do things that used to come so naturally and easily. In the privacy of my own home this was difficult, but being back to work - even if it is only for a few hours a week - this has become heartbreakingly difficult as I have to learn to share with others that I can not do things.
Probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do - to admit to not only myself but people that I work with - people that are co-workers and not necessarily friends - people that I work with professionally and do not want to share these difficulties with - to admit that I can not do even those tasks that used to be easy.
Fortunately I can still create things.
I struggled to find time and energy to create this week, but I knew if I could find it, it would make me feel better.
This piece is 8 inches X 10 inches and is made with layers of tea bags that I glued together. I then added some paint and pastels and with pencil and charcoal drew the flower and some circles onto it. The dots and leaves were collaged on in the final stages.
The flower like me is also wide open.