Rest is not idleness … {tapping into an alter ego of mine}

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Last month I reviewed {journaled, doodled, pondered} my alter-egos. Along with the situations that require various {other selves} to patrol the front line of my personal-onward. Today it became necessary that I remind myself of the alter-ego to the facet of my personality that prefers straight lines over the squiggly lines for productivity: my rest-self.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~John Lubbock

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It is apparent that no lifetime is long enough in which to explore the resources of a few square yards of ground. ~Alice M. Coats

I revisited Leah Piken Kolidas’s site {where my creative every day activities were first fostered}. I looked through the Creative Every Day Flickr Group and clicked through the posts linked for this week’s check-in. It was like a secret message when I learned this month’s theme is Light.

Happiness is a condition of mind not a result of circumstances. ~John Lubbock

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There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves. ~Richard Rorty

Rest is not idleness … {MS ordered a day of rest; I resisted … at first.} then I remembered creative ideas and energy always follow days of rest. It is cloudy and drizzly, so I consented. And I treated myself to some maple leaf cookies, and time arting in my altered book with my 3-year, single-line journal.

I believe alter egos to be likened to muses and wizards, bodyguards and angels; the parts of us we sometimes forget are there for our best interests. ♥


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.: I am a self-taught art-planner who documents my life with images, collages and doodles in my various art journals, both digital and tangible. And some days I have to remind myself of stuff I forget; like embracing days of rest. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr or Instagram. ~stargardener ★


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