Week 32 // reframing

Week 32The most important thing a creative per­son can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not. ~Hugh MacLeod, How To Be Creative

Our habits {teach} people how to both treat us and how to trust us. We demonstrate what we are willing to do, and what are not. We establish habits by our words … and our enchantments. Continue reading

Week #7 // stability; because it all counts

week at a glance 7

… becoming intimate with the place where we find ourselves. This is the heart of finding the sacred everyday — discovering that the place where we are is enough. ~Christine Valters Paintner

The Everyday. Enough. Framed with prompts {from The Artist Rule and an extraordinary, thought-provoking e-course}. Stable.

I felt stable for my week seven … And I look into my week eight with intention and clarity. Continue reading

Know yourself and what you’re good at.

18 standing ground

I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin. The job is not the work. ~Seth Godin, Linchpin

A kindred of mine is applying for employment … it is a job position perfectly suited for her. We brainstormed today as she compiled an updated resume and application letter.

We have known one another and collaborated on both business and personal projects for almost 20 years. Our conversations and project work has facilitated knowing who I am, as well as  knowing what I am good at.  Continue reading

If you knew you were not the only one … would you feel more capable? would {it} feel closer to completion? more possible?

06 faith anne lamott

She said to go ahead and feel the feelings. I did. They felt like shit. ~Anne Lamott

I need reminders — lots of them.

I need someone to remind me I am not alone.

I need someone to remind me that grief and pain will not kill me.

… because I am not gonna stop until I have moved all the way through this. Continue reading

Finding rest in the shadows

18 contrasts

{what is living-giving guides us through the white spaces}

There was a day last week that felt like a fantasy — emotional light. The weather completely changed from sunny and moderate, to cloudy and cold — and there was the most gorgeous snowfall! Extraordinarily large, wet snowflakes fell from the muted sky like cotton … as it settled the entire landscape was altered. Continue reading