a daily relationship with the hours

Right Brain Planner®If we want to understand the particulars of our reality, we must understand the way we conduct our daily relationship with the hours. -David Whyte

Early in our creative recovery, self-doubt can lure us into self-sabotage. -Julia Cameron

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available through January 22, 2017

➡️ [Module 1] — Index Card Planning

Your Life as a Galaxy + a Ticket to Explore

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The theme for Module 1 is index card planning — and it includes (9) pages featuring an artful ticket for creative explorations of your life as a galaxy!

  • This module includes a tutorial + art for creating weekly journal-planning cards.
  • Page views + more information [link]

 

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. -Thomas Merton

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Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

★ [embracing silence and pressing into my Now] — I am an artist and curator; I am one who communicates with color and collage, sky views and moon cycles because there are so many things I have no words for.

I host creative communities, safe spaces for gathering and sharing. I mourn with those who mourn; I wait with those who wait — because it takes as long as it takes, Braveheart.

I choose love. And I go to work — not because everything is fine but because it is who I am — it is my Becoming.

“How are you?” And instead of “Oh, fine—and you?”, I blurt out the truth: “Not well. Not only am I depressed, I can’t seem to work, to write; it’s as though I am paralyzed, unable to write anything more in the novel I’ve begun. I’ve never felt this way before, but the election….” I am about to explain with further detail when he interrupts, shouting: “No! No, no, no! This is precisely the time when artists go to work—not when everything is fine, but in times of dread. That’s our job!” -Toni Morrison, No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear


claiming our-selves beyond productivity

One of the dictionary definitions of the verb “to claim” is: to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction.  -Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence

Living a life you love begins with claiming the right to rest. It is grounded in “loving” — naming, entering into relationship with, accepting as much as you can in that moment — the life you are currently living.
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the constraints of a problem

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full-moon collage on a template from the Right Brain Planner™ 2017 Planning Kit

I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. -Anais Nin

The moon cycles through its phases each month; waxing from dark to light, then waning to darkness. I have noticed over and over how it coincides with my own cycles: full moon times feel a bit manic … Continue reading

[simply begin: create one thing ☛ overcome journal envy & perfectionism]

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I confess. I have journal envy e-v-e-r-y time I see stacks of journals shared online. Of course this is quickly followed by the paralysis of perfectionism. How to get started? When would I have time? How can I create my own stacks of artsy pages??

Short answers:

  • Envy? Me, too! 😉
  • Let’s flip the envy to be motivation.
  • One page at a time. (Or one art card at a time!)

Longer answers + links with all the details …
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