… the same pitfalls [are always] waiting for you. The trouble lies in believing one can settle these things once and for all. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh
- Full Moon prompts included below.
Honesty demands strength. It will expose things about yourself that you will not want to see. Your growth as an artist is fueled by your ability to be honest in your work as well as with yourself. Honesty transforms and molds you as an artist. -Sean Starr, The Artist’s Tao
I have been creating pages this week to expose and process faulty beliefs; to name what I believe about a situation that I am spiraling through. A situation created by choices I have absolutely no control over; choices that jolt me and shatter what I previously believed as true.
This practice helped me realize part of my energy is being spent on expecting myself to recover from a situation that is unending in countless ways. A situation that requires I constantly edit and rewrite pages as new ripples of outcomes and revelations alter my story. My full moon journal pages served to clarify + name my work.
Work: an opportunity for discovering and shaping; the place where self meet the world. -David Whyte
Your artistic voice has affected your development and desires throughout your entire life. Learn to understand the value of your predispositions and to listen to where they guide you. -Sean Starr, The Artist’s Tao
My journal-planning practice is a means of moving through challenges and opportunities for discovering and shaping my life. In some form or another, I have keep journals since I was young girl.
Journals are a form of hope, a mental enticement to hold steady when I want to do otherwise.
Bits of paper, bound journals and planners host the the raw details — in syllables and in the language of paint, ink and collage. It is where I shed feelings of shame and name my faulty beliefs. It is where I remind myself what is true, and that I am capable of being my own hero.
Full Moon Prompts:
- What are the pitfalls you believe you can settle once and for all?
- What shame and unrealistic expectations are you imposing on yourself?
- What parts of your “work” (the place where self meet the world) are for your personal use only? Not everyone has earned the right to your “fullness” and therefore cannot demand or expect your full disclosure. Be vigilant regarding what you share and who you share it with.
Each person is the daily recipient of new thoughts and unexpected feelings. -John O’Donohue
Interested in tracking May’s moon phases + creating a basic journal-planner for May? Click here for more details.
You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you. -Isadora Duncan
This page set includes:
- original cover art ready for paint, doodles and collage
- instructional content for getting started with your own creative planning practice
- quotations to cut and collage
- prompt + content pertaining to allowing yourself to name what you know about living more of what you want [as you explore and re-wild]
- moon phase art + a prompt for tracking your own phases
- week of the year indicators + number art
- week at a glance page [embellish; add sketches, doodles, or a daily journal, or task list; print weekly copy or use the one page for the entire month]
- monthly calendar [use it as a calendar journal]