May you never feel the need to be course, or force yourself … [receive] with grace and mindful ease; then, at one with your own elegance, your presence will claim its radiance. -John O’Donohue
Resilience is woven into the fabric of our alter egos and is developed/revealed in the midst of our willingness to honor what we deem acceptable and unacceptable [boundaries].
[morning ritual: prayer beads, mindful reading & notations in my journal-planner] “Learn to see your own work beyond technique.” -Jane Davies, Abstract Painting
Learning a vocabulary of visual language is not in opposition to working intuitively and spontaneously. -Jane Davies, Abstract Painting
I am at the point where I switch gears from researching and producing to editing final drafts of my creative exercises [notebooks of ideas, stacks of hand-lettered, hand-drawn art and templates]; finishing up the final draft of the 2018 Kit + an outline for the next 15 months of guides/modules.
- NOTE: Growth includes change, Braveheart. Sunday, September 10th will be the final day to purchase selected guides and modules.
Are you willing to practice [try, fail, learn, repeat] to accomplish what do you want?
For ten years — with widely varying levels of energy and focus due to [sparkly] physical limits [that I embrace wholeheartedly] — it has been my practice to experiment with my ideas and inspirations for a creative planning system. Continue reading
I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art. -Toni Morrison
Being in the fullness is being present within all of Life’s fullness … even when the present doesn’t feel like “fullness.” This has been my focus for the summer months.
This week ushers in the month of August as I continue to experience my dailies with the intention of fullness + making note of sign-posts on the way to Next.
August theme: Dated Chronicling & Mark-Making + Establishing a Morning Ritual [my journal-planner title page with quarter moon art]
August is month two of the third quarter of 2017; I envision new endeavors in quarters — 3-months at a time (January-March, April-June, etc.) Here is a breakdown of how I see my personal quarter sessions: