Week 39 // color, liberty and she-journaling

unsolicitedThis world in itself is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of this irrational and wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart. The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment it is all that links them together. -A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus, Brainpickings

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September reflections

blueWe know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. -Henry Rollins

September will be blue in my mental color book for 2014. It was everything and nothing like I expected. It was a month of shifting … of listening and noticing.

I posted both on Secret Rebel Club and The Art Journaler Community today …

Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. … To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés


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Braveheart, I believe each day is a canvas awaiting the collage elements we decide have meaning — splashed with the authentic paint of amazing triumphs and agonizing suffering. My canvases include my mind’s eye and my stack of journal-planners. Glimpses of what I creatively document provide the foundations for this site, Secret Rebel Club and The Art Journaler and The Art Journaler Community.

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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

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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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