the practice of art every day {finding time to create}

"The Little Prince" quote cut from Secret Message Society, Issue #20

“The Little Prince” quote cut from Secret Message Society, Issue #20

Life is a spiritual dance and that our unseen partner has steps to teach us if we will allow ourselves to be led. The next time you are restless, remind yourself it is the universe asking ‘Shall we dance? -Julia Cameron

Art for Day 26: Dancing with what I want; naming it and allowing time for it.

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the practice of art every day {secret messages of collage}

art card

art card reminder of my “credentials” & life experience

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. -Lewis Carroll

Change is the collection of frames for a proverbial flipbook. It is not until we pause in “creating frames” and {allow} for pause and reflection that we can fully appreciate, celebrate, accept and receive — “flip-through” and build on what we experienced. Continue reading

My Week 47 // enough …

dreamYou must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. -Anais Nin

This week was full. I was not afraid of its fullness because I was focused on {enough} … Continue reading

right brain planning as art every day!

December planning pages

December planning pages

Day 21 Art: Final layout and printing of December planning pages! :D I always enjoy the process of creating art during the first two weeks of each month and then piecing it together to create pages and themes for Right Brain Planner™ subscribers!

Today I will be finalizing the art + e-mails and download for monthly subscribers.

two questionsI shared this weekend prompt with the Quarter Sessions group this morning:

  • What is your work?
  • What is your play?

These are two planning questions I ask most every day {working online means I typically have “work” every day}. I consider it a special gift to have my work mingle with play most of the time though! :mrgreen:

The Art Journaler Community is hosting a virtual Holiday Bazaar! There are some marvelous artists listed!

Happy Weekend, Braveheart!

aedmlogoredDuring the month of November I will be posting glimpses of my art every day … Art Every Day Month was created by Leah Piken Kolidas and is such an inspiring practice!

I prepped a new gluebook for this month’s art. If you would like to see visual tutorials and read more about glue-booking, click here.

P.S. Use hashtag #tajgluebook on Instagram to connect with other women who use glue-booking as means of art journaling.

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right brain planning as prayer

Art for Day 20

Art for Day 20

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. -Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods

Art for Day 20 is a page of several layers of collage. As I began piecing it together, it felt like prayer — a reaching out for healing within.

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right brain planning is a lens

Art displayed at Hancock Creative Shop | Guthrie, Oklahoma

Art displayed at Hancock Creative Shop | Guthrie, Oklahoma

We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world. -Stephen R. Covey

Art Day 19 for Art Every Day Month: Noticing what/how I see + how my collage and doodles in my right brain planning facilitate my vision/focus and my calm … providing me a creative lens to see order and sequence. Continue reading

right brain planning is remembering

AEDM Day 18 random heart

Right brain planning is remembering, so I revisited one of those blogs, “The Dessert Years” circa 2005ish. I clicked through posts, and curated notes for “She Journals – Holiday Session.”

Blogs have been my visual journals since knowledge of HTML was required to have a blog — an unknown term at the time I used to access the Internet via AOL and Netscape.

Art for Day 18 of Art Every Day Month: Remembering a woman shattered by life events, who found her way back to the fullness of her wild and precious life. An undaunted Braveheart who came to know her strength was a collage of her weaknesses. Continue reading

right brain planning is allowing

AEDM Day 17 Right Brain Planner gluebooks

Art of Day 17 // allow & reflect

A good system shortens the road to the goal. -Orison Swett Marden

Art of Day 17 of Art Every Day Month: I {allowed} time to review and to flip through my journals and artwork … to {be} with it and observe the many facets of what I do every day.

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{allowing} for serendipity

doubt is a part of knowingWhat the inner voice says will not disappoint the hoping soul. -Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Maybe it was simply my turn. My turn to dance with sorrow and assorted processing. It has been a week of all-the-feelings, of dancing and varied ♫ music, deadlines and dreams-come-true … So, I allowed for the serendipity of its timing. Continue reading