44/61 ICAD art 
Each of us lives with some type of chronic demand.
So let’s each collectively exhale; let’s share a moment of silence and self-compassion.
And let’s give ourselves permission to make our own rules of disengagement and engagement, naps and snack time, musts and shoulds — and let’s decide [over and over again] to remember each day is a miracle inviting us to live free.
Before you can do something that you’ve never done, you have to be able to imagine it is possible. -Jean Shinoda Bolen
I am in the midst of doing and being several realities I had to imagine as possible. Mostly through trial and error, angst and tearful surrenders.
[The artist] must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns … -Madeleine L’Engle, Walking in Water
What are you seeking? What visions are you consciously retaining? Are you willing to change your vantage point in order to have a better view — to transition into something more, to facilitate your Becoming — to believe anew?
When creativity strikes, go ahead and follow it without fear of failing or looking silly. Practice saying yes to creativity and you’ll find yourself being more inspired. It’s okay to try something and decide it doesn’t work. It’s okay to put your best effort into something that no one will ever see. Remember, creativity can be just for you, so don’t be afraid to foster your creativity through a project that no one else knows about. -Samantha Mabe
[rest] sketched January 27, 2014
★ [how I am making an aspect of my creative practice about me] … Continue reading
Life is a series of ever-widening circles of raw opportunities circling what you love and fear. -stargardener
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. -Rilke
My starting points have become like a game of hopscotch: deeming square-to-square movement as progress + accepting the inevitable wobbly-reality of hopping. Continue reading