“Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” John Lithgow (from The Painter’s Keys)

There are times when you think you have enough time and suddenly you don’t. From a distance, time appears infinite. A deadline is a long way off. Work toward the deadline is progressing steadily making it very easy to surmise that all is on track and will be accomplished as it should be. But then out of nowhere, “Splat!” The deadline performs a sneak attack. All has hit the windshield! What now??

Once splatter across the windshield has occurred, all that can be done is to scrape the bits up and glue them together. Work with what can be pieced together and carry on. Take inventory. What survived the splatter? Can some semblance of order be made of the remaining splatter? Make a list. Organize the bits. Get creative. Find a theme. Put the theme together. Survival!

The alternative is to remain splattered. And nothing is worse than the sight of guts splattered all over the windshield. It’s so hard to clean off.


This Saturday, April 26, 2014 I will be at the Double Decker Art Fest in Oxford, Mississippi. Anyone nearby, please stop and visit me.  I’d love to chat!

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Other upcoming events will soon be posting.


Author: MaryGwyn

Artist-Art Educator-Art in Healthcare

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