Week 36 // watercolor lines, the cycle of a day; what are we busy about?

metamorphosis watercolorIt is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis. -Henry Miller

metamorphosis // the divine nature of changing from one form into a completely different one; watercolor lines of progress; full-to-empty, empty-to-full.

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Week 36 Dailies // do; stop; re-member {repeat}

purge the unnecessary

Conditions would some way adjust themselves, she felt; but whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself. -Kate Chopin

book store

{book store to decompress before going home yesterday}

going back to school - relearning

{going back to school//re-membering & re-learning}

  • remembering creative rituals when my children were younger; like visiting the library and books stores as a creative ritual; a reset; just for fun

Suggestions from Creative Every Day Theme for September:

  • Take yourself back to school and learn a new art skill or try a new material this month.
  • Use old school photos of yourself in a piece.
  • Write about your learning style in a free form way.
  • Think about the things you want to learn in the remaining months of 2014. What’s the next step to making those things happen?

Although you have many different roles in life, you are ultimately one and the same person, with limited time, energy and resources. If pressure is applied in one area of life, the consequences ripple outwards to other areas. The same is true for our partners and colleagues. By respecting this interconnectivity we have with each other, and across our different roles, we will all benefit. Source: Work/Life Separation Is Impossible

planning patternsCreate a system or be doomed to continue this. ~note to my-self

So, today … I blog here. I post this template and I name this fear and jump into this day!

August Dailies — Knowing When

august 6

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. ~Pema Chödrön

“It’s all blue …” she said; and I knew {everything} would be okay.

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August Dailies — Building Resilience

one thing leads to another

One thing leads to another … routines, rituals, dailies, day-be-day — complimentary themes that go well with Leah Piken Kolidas’ choice of “Cycles” as the theme for August’s Creative Every Day. Right brain planning is allowing something mundane to become art; this week I will post my daily planning-art — and likely  hopefully the remaining days of August. ;) Continue reading