seeing what you seek // unicorns and imaginating

[The artist] must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns … -Madeleine L’Engle, Walking in Water

What are you seeking? What visions are you consciously retaining? Are you willing to change your vantage point in order to have a better view — to transition into something more, to facilitate your Becoming — to believe anew?
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make your creativity about {you}

[rest] sketched January 27, 2014

When creativity strikes, go ahead and follow it without fear of failing or looking silly. Practice saying yes to creativity and you’ll find yourself being more inspired. It’s okay to try something and decide it doesn’t work. It’s okay to put your best effort into something that no one will ever see. Remember, creativity can be just for you, so don’t be afraid to foster your creativity through a project that no one else knows about. -Samantha Mabe

★ [how I am making an aspect of my creative practice about me] … Continue reading

lists, mindfulness and the work

Life is a series of ever-widening circles of raw opportunities circling what you love and fear. -stargardener

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. -Rilke

My starting points have become like a game of hopscotch: deeming square-to-square movement as progress + accepting the inevitable wobbly-reality of hopping. Continue reading