work + appointments

in processLife is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner

There is much ambiguity currently mingled with my dailies; I am transitioning into new endeavors, releasing and tearing away what is no longer mine to carry and invest. Continue reading

work + setting aside doubts

work[regarding the various doubts of being an artist … ] Making the work you want to make means setting aside these doubts so that you may see clearly what you have done, and thereby see where to go next. Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment with the work itself. -Art & Fear, David Bayles and Ted Orland
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I am in-process

I am in process“I am in-process …”

It always puzzles me when I know I am in the midst of changes or processing and yet I expect my-self to “do it all” … maintain my regular activities while moving through “extra” activities or needing to invest additional energy for those activities — or simply rest.

Fortunately, I am doing that well at the current time. I am still recovering from an acute case of bronchitis and still haven’t gotten much of a voice; May was full of marvelous family time and exciting work mile stones.

How about you, Braveheart?

  •     What are you processing?
  •     What are you moving through?
  •     What needs {deserves} your time and energy?

spillThis week’s word prompt aided me in remembering the challenge is the guide …

the challenge is the guide

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Mandala Art by Raquel Garcia

Raquel Garcia is the guest artist and writer this month for The Art Journaler Guide. She created four, colorful mandalas to include in this download. Her signature doodle-mandalas inspired me to begin creating my own! She is uniquely gifted in communicating bits of doodle magic as well as cartography of the imagination and Unexplored Lands! Follow her on Instagram at @silverblue22.

Doodle Art Mandala Pages View

(16) pages included in Doodle Art & Mandalas Journal Guide

Purchase* (1) digital download of Doodle Art & Mandalas:

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social mediaConnecting with me via social media:

My social media engagements via Instagram are my some of my very favorites! ♥

  • stargardener — journal/planner images, various moments & inspirations from my dailies and frequent sky views
  • rightbrainplanner — weekly word prompts posted each Monday

I post art, quotes and links to Twitter via:

  • @rightbrainplan — a daily tweet promoting the practice of visual planning + allowing the mundane to become art in business & personal planning
  • @theartjournaler — quotations & resource links promoting {no rules//just prompts} art journaling & creative planning as a practice // exploring life as art
  • @stargardener — my personal account, and another favorite social media space for connecting and eclectic conversations! {book notes, quotations and random links}

… and I am also resuming the digital collage of Pinterest: stargardener. It is something that can be updated in minutes, and I update these this board regularly:

Have you “Liked” the Right Brain Planner Facebook page? There are daily resource posts and glimpses from my pages posted there …

✔ Having different social media accounts facilitates my own creative process and provides a means of conversation and collaboration {since I am mostly homebound} + the ability to share themed, resource information in a simple, non-time-consuming way. Think: divide and conquer. 😀

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art by Sammie D. Flame // RawkMama.etsy.com

Happy Saturday, Braveheart! I hope it is precisely what you need it to be … and includes unexpected blessings! ♥

onward {wholeheartedly}

make collageDo the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. -Eleanor Roosevelt

In all my letting go of certainties, I am discovering new inspirations as well as my own words guiding me through my doubts.

I have been having a consistent challenge with my ability to see clearly; vision problems come with living with Multiple Sclerosis. Thus, less posting online and misspellings + missing details when I do post. {What I often see is blurred or like looking through water. It’s a little wacky and requires lots of extra time to publish even the simplest of posts.} This challenge is exacerbated by time on my computer. 

  • The opportunity: become more efficient with my computer time and the time I have online.

The Art Journaler Facebook page has been deleted; the Right Brain Planner Facebook page is now my main place for posting visual prompts, ideas, resources and links.

art by raquel garcia

{introducing a new format + a marvelous young artist and writer, Raquel Garcia via June’s art journal download}

Connecting with me via social media:

My social media engagements via Instagram are my some of my very favorites!

  • stargardener — journal/planner images, various inspirations from my dailies and frequent sky views
  • rightbrainplanner — weekly word prompts posted each Monday

I post art, quotes and links to Twitter via:

  • @rightbrainplan — a daily tweet promoting the practice of visual planning + allowing the mundane to become art in business & personal planning
  • @theartjournaler — quotations & resource links promoting {no rules//just prompts} art journaling & creative planning as a practice // exploring life as art
  • @stargardener — my personal account, and another favorite social media space for connecting and eclectic conversations! {book notes, quotations and random links}

social media… and I am also resuming the digital collage of Pinterest: stargardener. It is something that can be updated in minutes, and I update these two boards regularly:

★ Having different social media accounts facilitates my own creative process and provides a means of conversation and collaboration {since I am mostly homebound} + the ability to share themed, resource information in a simple, non-time-consuming way. Think: divide and conquer. 😀

transformationIf for some reason the snake cannot shed its skin … it will die from its inability to grow. -Elle Luna, The Crossroads of Should and Must

Frankly, the most recent shedding of this skin proved to be an extraordinary challenge. The past month was a true test of my vision for sharing prompts and fostering community online. However, transformation continues to occur and I wholeheartedly embrace this opportunity to cycle through this experience!

directionsIn addition to the free prompts and resources provided via Facebook and Instagram, there are new options exclusively for paid subscribers:

  • A new Facebook group for Right Brain Planner™ subscribers + additional free downloads and discounts for bound planners and custom orders. A place for questions and answers, sharing ideas and collaborating solutions with creative, right brain planning.
  • There is a new option for The Art Journaler subscribers: compiling a themed “yearbook” of their art journaling, facilitated via monthly themes, journal guides, book notes, and journal art. We will meet via a video conference in July to discuss ideas, themes and scheduling for video art retreats.

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 At the heart of these subscriptions is my own wholehearted desire to provide support and service {think: low-cost personal coaching retainer} to compliment your individual process. I dislike the coaching terminology but use it as a means of explanation. 

Because {you} are the expert — and {you} are what {you} need. I am simply making myself available if you decide you need a “me, too” affirmation or some ideas for moving through.

{I believe in you} and {the power of your dreams} — and I know firsthand investing time and money into your-self can be a challenge. But I also know having monthly prompts is a means of maintaining progress.

The details of our challenges and limits need not define us. We are who we say we are; and we do what we must until we can do what we choose.

Decisions generate a unique energy and I am over the moon with joy!

I will continue art-fully documenting creative ways to live with a lifestyle of intention … and I wish you all the best as you do the same in ways that accommodate your personal style, Braveheart.

The best is yet to come! I am absolutely certain of it!