Week 34 // reason, season, purpose

prompt box beyond / The impeded stream is the one that sings. -Wendell BerryIt may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. -Wendell Berry

The real journey of this summer could be summed up “no longer knowing which way to go” + “baffled but employed” … But I am still awaiting the flow within the tension of all that. ;)

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anything can happen; anything can be, Braveheart

I willIf you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now. -Debbie Millman

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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 31 // the {un}known

Week 31 spiralEmotions erupt to remind us we are alive, that we are human. And to let us know we are growing. Trust yourself enough to feel what you feel. -Iyanla Vanzant

Emotions have grown wild in my proverbial gardens this summer. Nothing was what it seemed {hoped}; plans made, then incomplete … at least from my perspective.

But my perspective is ever-evolving. I am embracing un-reasonable …

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blurting your way to a peer group and other experiments in creating your-self

within yourself

“It has been stated, but you may just need to be blunt.” she said.

I have lived my whole life comfortable with specific levels of The Uncomfortable. It is mangled and messy sometimes; I blurt out crap I later roll my eyes about. But my blurts clear the way through my questions and wanderings, as well as relationships with people who require polite conversations — creating space and clarity for meaning-full conversations. Continue reading

Not what it seems

the art journaler community i am charm prompts

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. -Thích Nhat Hạnh

I have been taking selfies without smiles; abandoning views and loving; declaring independence and being dependent. It is messy, Braveheart. So.very.messy. But nothing is what it seems and I also get by with a little help from my friends.

Week 27 // independence, change and getting something down

Week 27 at-a-glanceArt is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite — getting something down. -Julia Cameron

Getting something down. That describes this week. I have learned love has rules for some people, and I won’t fault them for it. [link] But I do mark anniversaries of my declarations of independence from said rules; I will be honest with my-self about the suffering on the way to Change. Continue reading