52 Weeks of Noting {collage and creative record} 21/52 card — she found herself

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You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your ‘weaknesses’ and watch them morph into your greatest strengths. ~Neale Donald Walsch

Living with MS, with {mostly} undetermined amounts of energy and focus is my admission; it has become my greatest strength in ways I never could have imagined regarding a fully realized creative life and layers of structure + light. Continue reading

52 Weeks of Noting {collage and creative record} 20/52 card — skillfully curled {in} my worlds

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yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skillfully curled)
all worlds
e. e. cummings

The past two weeks have been intense with regard to remaining committed to my personal and professional goals. I have this amazing friend who answers my phone calls as if she was waiting for my call, as if she knew even before I did; she is faithful and kind, deliciously blunt and definitely a kindred. Continue reading

52 Weeks of Noting {collage and creative record} 13/52 — be your own hero

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~Anais Nin

I have a love-hate relationship with hope, with decisions to press through despite circumstances and how I feel. Reminders from my beloved rocket man and those I love, from my art and from the art of my kindreds keep the message of hope in my view — if only my peripheral vision. But I have my own defaults {avoidance tactics} against hope and change.  Continue reading

Wandering + other things I have no words for …

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Sunday mornings I glide from sleep into journal mode. Today I noticed a common thread {sharp and jagged}: this is the third consecutive week I have awaken with a sense of overwhelm + the need to drain {vomit} it via hand-written entries upon the pages of what has become My Sunday Journal.

It has become that by practice: once a week; a time of hand-written journaling — followed by a freestyle listing of dreams, ideas-to-execute, to-be’s and to-do’s. Continue reading

52 Weeks of Noting {collage and creative record} 5/52

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My freelance business is about the number of days I am energized by what I do + providing income for living.

Being clear about what we’re doing and why is the first step in doing it better. If you’re not happy about the honest answer to this question, make substantial changes until you are. ~Seth Godin

There is a lot here this week … This week’s card is the most meaningful of the cards I have created thus far, and its details needed to be documented and :!: look for the details a special bonus  gift at the end of this post. Continue reading

Begin here. {the practice of solitude}

Leaves of Grass

You air that serves me with breath to speak!
You objects that call from diffusion my meanings, and give them shape!
You light that wraps me and all things in delicate equable showers!
You paths worn in the irregular hollows by the roadsides!
I think you are latent with unseen existences—you are so dear to me.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892).  Leaves of Grass.  1900.
Song of the Open Road

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