Category Archives: multiple sclerosis

[fullness] promises to ourselves

Current ICAD work station. ♥ Grateful that my hand-me-down desk from my Mimi has a separate pull out work-space. Having everything I need together in one place facilitates honoring my promise to myself to create one card a day through July. [The color wheel was in an envelope of photographs … but I have no idea why it was in there. Perhaps from a stash and dash in the past??]

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. -Peter F. Drucker

Commitment is doing the work after we promise ourselves to try; doing our best to honor our intention, and facilitate our actions, even as we stumble through our doing.

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[fullness] containers of time, color & space

So one of the things about art is, it offers a safe place for you to have quite extreme and rather dangerous feelings. And the reason you can do that is because you know you can switch it off. So art has a kind of role there as a simulator. -Brian Eno

My journal-planners filled with collage, found words and notations are my art; safe containers for random thoughts, daring feelings and other discombobulations. My ICAD collection for this summer is also a safe place. Continue reading

my art: doing what I don’t have to do {to discover & live more of what I want}

page view: Syllabus BY Lynda Barry

So one of the things about art is, it offers a safe place for you to have quite extreme and rather dangerous feelings. And the reason you can do that is because you know you can switch it off. So art has a kind of role there as a simulator. -Brian Eno

My monthly collections of collage and notations are my art; my safe place for random thoughts, daring feelings and other discombobulations.

And I invite you to explore your own safe place, Braveheart. Continue reading

my creative process: attention

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor by Lynda Barry

Each time you begin an art experience, make some time to quiet yourself and connect to your breath, heartbeat, and body. -Christine Valters Paintner, The Artist’s Rule

… and take notes as you listen and process the ideas and projects you are about to begin. Continue reading