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While the world is in chaos… (Contest)
Sunday, March 6th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Elaine Howell!

A note popped up on my phone, telling me how much my time spent on the device has increased. My Twitter time has risen dramatically. No surprise there. I’ve been watching the news out of Ukraine incessantly. It’s hard not to. So many harrowing and uplifting stories. Today’s favorite was the story about a woman in Kyiv who took down a drone by flinging a jar of cucumbers at it from her balcony.

Writing hasn’t been easy or particularly productive, which is worrying since I have a book I have to upload by the 18th. I’ve been doing edits, because it doesn’t take as much brainpower—usually.

I’m still trying to make time for the #100DayProject art challenge, but I’m falling behind. Again, too much time on my phone and spent in front of the TV. I have to manage my “need to know” a little better. I made a bookmark earlier last week and didn’t realize until I was done that, subconsciously, Ukraine was still on my mind…

Another tweet prompted me to do this in response to whether I supported the Ukrainians. My answer ten minutes later…

I’ll keep with the challenge. It makes me experiment a bit. This picture was made using oil pastels, with which I have no experience (obviously!), but it was highly enjoyable giving it a try…

This one is more in line with what I usually do. Just a repeated pattern. No thought. Just paint and doodle. Very relaxing.

So, my question to you for a chance to win my Ukrainian sunflower bookmark is…

How do you find balance while the world is devolving into chaos?


9 comments to “While the world is in chaos… (Contest)”

  1. Elaine Howell
    · March 6th, 2022 at 11:23 am · Link

    I try to not stay glued to the TV and the news as it can be so depressing to watch. I try to re-read something that is uplifting and will not depress me.

  2. Laura
    · March 6th, 2022 at 2:01 pm · Link

    I balance it by not watching the news. I do not have Twitter. And since January 1 I have read 50 books. For the Goodreads challenge for 2022 I pledged I would read 100 books. I’m halfway through and we’re only into the third month of the year.

    If something comes up on my Facebook newsfeed I’ll read it before the most part I have to stay away from the news.

  3. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · March 6th, 2022 at 2:02 pm · Link

    I focus on the positive messages and prayers people share with me and I with them. Also everyday I post on Twitter what I call aspirational songs to keep us hopeful.

  4. bn100
    · March 6th, 2022 at 6:06 pm · Link

    connect with family

  5. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 6th, 2022 at 6:19 pm · Link

    I have a very positive outlook on life. When I’m feeling overwhelmed I unplug and do something that I must immerse myself in completely, like canning or sewing.

  6. Mary almeida-Derscheid
    · March 6th, 2022 at 11:42 pm · Link

    Prayers for those being impacted by these crazy times.

  7. Debra Guyette
    · March 7th, 2022 at 6:55 am · Link

    I try to limit how much time I spend on the TV. It really devastates me and I cannot function.

  8. ButtonsMom2003
    · March 9th, 2022 at 1:15 am · Link

    I admit that I am a “stick my head in the sand” type of person. I quite watching TV over 8 years ago and I now spend all of my free time reading.

    I don’t read the newspaper and I do very little reading of news online. I know that this might not be the best way to respond but it’s the way I stay sane these days.

  9. Delilah
    · March 16th, 2022 at 8:14 am · Link

    Thanks for all your comments, ladies! The winner of the sunflower bookmark is…Elaine Howard!

    Elaine, email me at and let me know where to mail it! Congrats!

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