We have to be committed not to miss or neglect any opportunity to suffer, to have an experience, or to be happy; our soul arises refreshed from all of that. -Rilke

This weekend I decided to blog-simply during the month of December, most days and perhaps every day: a keyword + photo + a quotation or a few words of my own, as a practice of minimalism, and part of my daily journal-planning practice.

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Weeks 46-47 // doing your best

 art journal - AEDM - stargardener

Art Every Day Month [journal page] Love // thinking about love as I add color and elements, the true and lasting kind; the healing and never-leaves kind; the brave-enough to ask questions — and wait for the answers kind { … and so very grateful for my loves and their healing and brave and ever-lasting love}

Your life is an occasion, rise to it. -Edward Magorium

Creative planning fosters my intention to see my life as an occasion — a juncture of hours and opportunity awaiting my choice to do my best.

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every day art // doing something

story and teach | showing your work

contents, Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

[If] you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. -Neil Gaiman, New Year’s Wishes and gifts

Trial and error. Experiments. Doing Something. This is precisely why I compile lists and collect bits of paper for gluebooking {collage + journal-planning}. My life is a continuous poem and there are countless opportunities to observe and record the details of my story.

Right brain planning is honoring your story and teaching yourself what you know and want to know more about; noting the details of your dailies and experimenting with rituals, schedules and routines.
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