Week 37 // on curating & enough

Week 37

Week 37

[personal curation] — what is the most/least important task/role for your-self. Saying {yes} to/for it will {definitely} have a positive impact.

Being flexible does not require putting your-self last — {choosing you} after everyone else has chosen. This week’s activities and realities and notations in my right brain planner revealed the similarities of being flexible to that of curating. Continue reading

where are you in-community?

trust your-selfCommunity fosters inquiry and discovery regarding the options for accomplishing what we love.

It facilitates perspective; it is the silent witness we need to believe {a little bit more} in our dreams and goals. Heart desires, big and small … personal and professional, from decluttered closets to creating art to closing our first profitable deal.

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Week 36 // watercolor lines, the cycle of a day; what are we busy about?

metamorphosis watercolorIt is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis. -Henry Miller

metamorphosis // the divine nature of changing from one form into a completely different one; watercolor lines of progress; full-to-empty, empty-to-full.

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Week 36 Dailies // do; stop; re-member {repeat}

purge the unnecessary

Conditions would some way adjust themselves, she felt; but whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself. -Kate Chopin

book store

{book store to decompress before going home yesterday}

going back to school - relearning

{going back to school//re-membering & re-learning}

  • remembering creative rituals when my children were younger; like visiting the library and books stores as a creative ritual; a reset; just for fun

Suggestions from Creative Every Day Theme for September:

  • Take yourself back to school and learn a new art skill or try a new material this month.
  • Use old school photos of yourself in a piece.
  • Write about your learning style in a free form way.
  • Think about the things you want to learn in the remaining months of 2014. What’s the next step to making those things happen?

Although you have many different roles in life, you are ultimately one and the same person, with limited time, energy and resources. If pressure is applied in one area of life, the consequences ripple outwards to other areas. The same is true for our partners and colleagues. By respecting this interconnectivity we have with each other, and across our different roles, we will all benefit. Source: Work/Life Separation Is Impossible

planning patternsCreate a system or be doomed to continue this. ~note to my-self

So, today … I blog here. I post this template and I name this fear and jump into this day!

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