my embellished cover art for Module 4, “Quarter Planning”
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
Journal-planning is a means of claiming your life and fulfilling the role of “rightful owner” — quarterly planning is way to ease into ownership amidst the static of contradictions.
waning crescent moon // the fullness is lessening
It is restful even to imagine expression without words. -May Sarton, Journal of Solitude
We cycle like the moon. Energies build to fullness and then begin to wane [lessening; restoring] as we cycle back to “new” …
quarter moon art
Art involves intimacy with yourself, but also with other people. It is a way of being close and exchanging love. -Sheila Heti
The need for intimacy with myself was the first hurdle concerning my intention to overcome what felt like constant burnout. I realize now I believed a false value for measurable productivity.
essentials for my creative expeditions
Meaning is not in what we have but what we are seeking; art is a way of seeking.
Creative expression [visual journaling, poetry, mixed media canvases, music] serves me in my seeking and amidst weeks of hellos and good-byes. Continue reading