wishes and wants

writer of my storyI think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years. -Henry Moore

While wishes and wants may sound like the same thing, I learn over and over they aren’t.

  • Wishes feel sparkly and boundless and invigorating.
  • Wants feel mundane; the minimal of what we will settle for.

Making wishes invites liberty and possibilities; stating our wants can feel selfish and menial. … However, it is only when we {wish} that what we {need} emerges.

This is especially true of a wish for “more” creative time; if that is our wish, we {need} to foster creativity:

Creativity is certainly not caused by the act of writing or doodling. But simply being able to think creatively isn’t a reason to write or doodle either. There’s more to the connection than that.

Routine creation in any form is representative of a much deeper and complex thing: rumination.

-Tanner Christensen

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. -Rumi

This weekend, I am doing things from my soul … Read more about that via my blog post on The Art Journaler Community. {And I hope you will, too! Let’s facilitate our wishes by stating our wants and allowing our-self to be the main character in our story.}

time & inspiration #3 {confessions}

week at a glance reviewPerhaps “confession” is a word on my mind because of the surprised responses after I share about my collage process & right brain planning. I feel as if my words are a confession {a formal admission} of the truly mundane beginnings of my art. :mrgreen:

  • I simply begin with whatever is handy. I have organized storage trays with pens and tape, words and charm prompts from The Art Journaler — but most often, I use torn bits of paper from my mail pile, words cut from letters or mailers.

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the practice of art every day {secret messages of collage}

art card

art card reminder of my “credentials” & life experience

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll

Change is the collection of frames for a proverbial flipbook. It is not until we pause in “creating frames” and {allow} for pause and reflection that we can fully appreciate, celebrate, accept and receive — “flip-through” and build on what we experienced. Continue reading