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
- If a color cannot cure, can it at least incite hope? -Maggie Nelson [January blues]
- claiming our-selves beyond productivity
- when ordinary life shackles me, I escape… -Anais Nin [the constraints of a problem]
- simply begin [dealing with journal envy]
Early in our creative recovery, self-doubt can lure us into self-sabotage. -Julia Cameron
- to believe is like breathing
- concentrate on one thing
- procrastination, emotions & habits
- listen to true self + give it the care it requires [perspective-practice]
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. -Thomas Merton
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