Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lost & Found

This collage is titled Lost Direction.  It was done over a year ago and was very cathartic for me.  I had recently retired from teaching and was dealing with a bout of depression.  I have to say there is a big difference between having the blues and depression.  I am pleased to say I am feeling much better and retirement is incredible.  The lost direction feeling is fading as well.  After teaching for 36 years one may think it would be easy to be done but it wasn't easy for me.  I was use to being in that giving environment- I was tired and knew it was time but didn't realize the transition would be as hard as it was.  There is that feeling of guilt- I should be doing something...  I will forever be the teacher and am excited to have a space in our home where I can teach small workshops.
So I have made a new map for my new life that has lots of unknown territories to be explored.


  1. I like this piece, especially because it is so personal and meaningful to you. Wishing you well with the in-house workshops. Wish I were closer to attend!

  2. Amazing piece that resonates your biographical explanation. I do not think you are lost anymore. The talent that I see resurfacing is blowing my socks off! Isn't that a profound description!

  3. This is an incredible piece Terry. I really like it. I love the map blends with the face. I also really like the background. A very moving piece.