A Tiny Step Forward Collage

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to say
I’ll go ahead and say them anyway
Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits…
It’s hard, it’s hard, it’s hard out here for a bitch
Lilly Allen

Collage: A Tiny Step Forward
A Tiny Step Forward, collage by iHanna. Available.

Sometimes it’s hard to hear all the advice on how to make your life better. Hard.

Just start, they say. Just move. Just try something. Simply take one step forward. Make small changes. Smile even though your’re sad…

The sky just opened up here, and the rain is falling heavy and hard outside my window. The sound is almost intrusive. I think it feels appropriate for the mood I have been in this week. Gloomy-like. I have lots of things to share, but couldn’t get myself to feel inspired to write about them.

This collage, this post, this. It’s my tiny step forward, next week I’ll take another one.

Collage for me can always be a forward motion, a steppingstone, though sometimes I rather not move.

26 Responses

  1. Your collage reveals how you feel — lots of torn edges, more brown and beige than your trademark pink. Sending you a little sunshine from Seattle.

  2. And some golden shining autumn leafes from switzerland. Wirh a comforting hug, regula

  3. It is good to know I am not alone. Selfish, I know, but it is what it is. Sending a smile for you and I love your tiny step collage. Be well and maybe happier tomorrow.

    • Thanks for the smile and the love Ellen. I wish I could share more days like this, but I fear the blog would turn gloomy and sad rather easy if I did. But yes, happier now. Thanks!

  4. And a fine step forward it is! Sometimes I don’t manage as substantial a step as a completed collage. Sending hugs!

    • Thanks Andria, I do wish I could take steps each day, tiny or big. But a step every now and then is better than non, right? Though sitting still is nice too, when the gloom lifts. :-)


  5. Wishing you a little sunshine and pink feathers to zoom through that gloom. Rainy days are hard after all the color of summer. Good for you for making a collage anyway! Wrap yourself in pink – better days are ahead.

    • Aw, thanks Sharon! Though it’s not just the rain and autumn that is gloomy right now.But sunshine is what I crave, IRL or via kind comments like yours. Thank you.

  6. Hi Hanna,

    Yes, it can be hard listening to what every one else has to say.
    But the most important thing you can do is listen to your heart.

    • Hi Sophie, are you still out there? Yay! You need to e-mail me about your status on FB, I was so curious and smiling for you. Hugs!

  7. Beautiful collage (beautiful things can come from sadness can’t they?).
    I don’t think we always have to move forward. I think life comes in waves, highs and lows. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay to just stay put and wait until the rain passes. Only an idiot would leave her shelter to go out into the rain when the wind will take care of it all on its own. No need to force things. Let is pass and after it does you will be energized to step out again and go in any direction you please.
    Hope you feel better soon.

    • Thank you Caatje, for your kind words. The rain is a metaphor but still, I agree with you, it will pass soon… Thanks!

  8. I so get that feeling. No advice, just empathy. I’m feeling my way forward right now, too.

  9. Kära Hanna!
    Jag blev så rörd av din korta text. Jag tänker ofta på dig och uppskattar din blogg.

    Stor kram till dig

  10. Hanna, your creations always put a smile on my face. Hoping the NYC {virtual} sunshine I am sending you cheers you up in some small way!! Hugs, my friend!

    • Hi Patricia, thanks for sending warmth my way, I need it. Today the sun is out here too, hope it will find its way into my core in some way, because there is lots of darkness around. Hugs!

  11. Gorgeous collage. A whole wall of this.
    Hope things are much better. But life would not have joy without sadness too. Be good to YOURSELF.

  12. Sweet one, I think it is a very good sign that you turned to art when the sky started to fall down. I had a horrible, very bad day on Thursday and so I get it. Here’s a {virtual} hug and a bouquet of {pink} flowers for you.

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