Week 40 // defining what is important

week 40 planningYour actions and habits are in alignment with your self-belief. You can work as hard as you want, but if deep down you don’t truly believe it’s going to pay off then you won’t be working to your fullest potential. -Chris Brogan

This week has been a time of naming what is important; journaling-through my want-to’s and must-do’s and my defaults … Continue reading

where are you in-community?

trust your-selfCommunity fosters inquiry and discovery regarding the options for accomplishing what we love.

It facilitates perspective; it is the silent witness we need to believe {a little bit more} in our dreams and goals. Heart desires, big and small … personal and professional, from decluttered closets to creating art to closing our first profitable deal.

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anything can happen; anything can be, Braveheart

I willIf you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now. -Debbie Millman

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summer solstice as a beginning

21/61 solsticeher-words// she needed this day / the longest day with the shortest night / to be light enough to carry her through / the choices which had required the longest of time / the choices with their share of dark / her trying-harder now shattered into little pieces / like metallic glitter changing with the light

words found & curiousity

04 circles

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ~W.B. Yeats

Believing in myself; loving myself to be-come … somehow that has ushered me into a new level of death, something I don’t remember experiencing before. Words found while journaling, letters I write to myself, and blurts of madness to those I trust move me through as my senses grow sharper. {more at secretrebelclub.com}


My Week #5 // living my rings {in color}

Week 5 post

… to resist my defaults; to honor the rituals of my days. To look for beauty when all I see are shadows and limits; when physically crippled by pain, to allow creativity to be my mobility. ~Secret Rebel Club post

This week-at-a-glance concluded with less detail work. Monday was busy-busy until my energy levels crashed. Paint was my refuse; I prepped my template page with collage and paint. And used small Post-its® for my daily To-Do’s. Continue reading

Day 27 // blue + Bluets

afternoon sky

2. And so I fell in love with a color—in this case, the color blue—as if falling under a spell, a spell I fought to stay under and get out from under, in turns. ~Maggie Nelson, Bluets

I am abiding with color for Art Every Day Month. Seeking out colors and patterns, light and contrasts each day during my walks.


29. If a color cannot cure, can it at least incite hope? ~Maggie Nelson, Bluets


30. If a color could deliver hope, does it follow that it could also bring despair? ~Maggie Nelson, Bluets

evening sky

40. When I talk about color and hope, or color and despair, I am not talking about the red of a stoplight, a periwinkle line on the white felt oval of a pregnancy test, or a black sail strung from a ship’s mast. I am trying to talk about what blue means, or what it means to me, apart from meaning. ~Maggie Nelson, Bluets

full moon

156. Why is the sky blue? —A fair enough question, and one I have learned the answer to several times. Yet every time I try to explain it to someone or remember it to myself, it eludes me. Now I like to remember the question alone, as it reminds me that my mind is essentially a sieve, that I am mortal. ~Maggie Nelson, Bluets

morning sky

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~Edgar Degas

This quotation cues various responses when I read it; when I posted it two weeks ago it meant “This is how I experienced the primary color of yellow, what do you see?”

Last week, these words felt more like, “My life is my art: how I experience maturation, chronic illness and exploring what is my Onward, my Next. What do you see?”

This week … I realize I have now chosen all three primary colors as a weekly focus, a color study; and it is my hope I have inspired you to see the simplest of noticing is a complete work art in and of itself, Braveheart.

aedmlogoredArt Every Day Month//fostering creativity. AEDM 2013 for me will be intentional time for color and art and observation. Honoring rhythms and doing whatever works + accepting my decisions & outcomes, without each choice standing trial or proving its worth. Today is Day 27 in my countdown of 100 Days // a promise to myself


Day 34 // now I become myself

red berries

Alive to the loving past / She conjures her own, nothing is wholly lost ~May Sarton

This post — written on a day that feels like a Day One of significant value and meaning — is a declaration. I am abiding with color for Art Every Day Month. Seeking out colors and patterns, light and contrasts each day during my walks. The vibrancy of reds seemed everywhere this past week; berries are ripening and appear almost neon in color, especially in the shadows of the afternoon.

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