Weeks 28-29 // rituals & adaptations

48/61 ICAD Collection

48/61 ICAD Collection

Are you doing this to get people to do what’s good for them or what’s good for you? -Seth Godin

I journaled this quote as a prompt today. The theme that came to mind was rituals.

Rituals have enabled me to move through the greatest of life-challenges. Rituals are both good for the people in my dailies and good for me. Daily routines and practices facilitate balance and priority.

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Not what it seems

the art journaler community i am charm prompts

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. -Thích Nhat Hạnh

I have been taking selfies without smiles; abandoning views and loving; declaring independence and being dependent. It is messy, Braveheart. So.very.messy. But nothing is what it seems and I also get by with a little help from my friends.

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priorities // action required to delete the unnecessary

ICAD 2012 doodle card

Suffering often feels like failure, but it is actually the door to growth. -May Sarton

Allowing space for the unknown; practicing both resistance and acceptance with the feelings of being behind, “neglectful” and “unprofessional” in order to restructure and accept the process of “becoming” …

It is a continuous process — the moving through the emotional side of it {feelings of failure; wanting to quit everything} + journaling-through {directions mapped, solutions designed and waiting for clarity to resume}. It is flat out scary! :shock:

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Wordless Art {your place}

wordless art

over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
― Mary Oliver, Wild Geese


If you would like to share your Wordless Art on Wednesday, I would enjoy seeing your post, Braveheart. Use the hashtag on Instagram or post a link and a comment with this post.

Wordless Art: publish images to Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, or your blog + post a link in the comments for this post — and continue onward with this prompt using the hashtag #wordlessart …

Allow its invitation to aid you in simple art; art requiring no words of explanation:

  • a sky view, your garden, your pet, you [fill-in-the-blank]
  • a creative visual from your planner or journal
  • an image that captures a ritual, a thought or a dream of yours
  • a still life in nature, your home, studio or office
  • your favorite coffee shop, restaurant or bakery
  • a capture of something you noticed on an artist date
  • a series of images — themed or random
  • for some ideas via Instagram, click here #wordlessart
  • hashtag for Instagram #wordlessart {to connect us + prompt us}

 Wordless Wednesday badge 175x175{no rules//just prompts}

 

 

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live everything // wishes & fullness

43/61 ICAD Collection with elements from Secret Message Society Zine

43/61 ICAD Collection with elements from Secret Message Society Zine

{just because you can, doesn’t mean you should … or that it is in your best interests to do so; go your own way — without apology/explanation}

Although bronchitis is lingering, I am finally feeling what I wanted to feel emotionally and in regard to several decisions needing closure. The physical wishes will eventually be granted. ;)

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live everything // moonbeams and start lines

071214 morning moonYour present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. -Nido Qubein

Morning of Day 6 of seven days of observations {maybe longer} … during which I have been:

  • read serendipitous passages from the various books I have piled hither and yon
  • art journal my discoveries and random thoughts
  • capture some variance of a selfie

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live everything // sparkly dares of vulnerability

{lines of thought} 41/61 ICAD Collection

{lines of thought} 41/61 ICAD Collection

It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world. -Amy Poehler [quote]

Day 5 of seven days of observations {maybe longer} … during which I have been:

  • read serendipitous passages from the various books I have piled hither and yon
  • art journal my discoveries and random thoughts
  • capture some variance of a selfie

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