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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when the time comes to let it go

04 revisiting past art journal pages

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. ~Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods

There is {living} best lived in the moment … freeing us from the duty of its ties to our past and threats of binding us in our future. Moments of acceptance allow us to free ourselves by choosing ourselves — by being our own hero.

I am sorting through piles of stuff to purge, digital and otherwise. At long last this release feels doable … because this is my time, the time I keep promising to myself.

… I knew it would come. But that didn’t make the waiting any easier.

Is this a time for you to let go of something, Braveheart?

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. ~John O’Donohue


August Dailies — Building Resilience

one thing leads to another

One thing leads to another … routines, rituals, dailies, day-be-day — complimentary themes that go well with Leah Piken Kolidas’ choice of “Cycles” as the theme for August’s Creative Every Day. Right brain planning is allowing something mundane to become art; this week I will post my daily planning-art — and likely  hopefully the remaining days of August. ;) Continue reading

What I learned on my vacation, Part 2 {Pez dispenser practice}

07 Pez wonder womanI scheduled this week as vacation; this week on June’s calendar which followed unplanned busyness {and stress} :shock: due to the history-making weather {heartache and wide-spread damage} in my area of Oklahoma. Punctuating the need + vital importance of stepping away from my regular routine. Continue reading

Rumpled Love + Lent; Letting go + Living Free


Learn how to breathe and when you think you are stronger, take more time. … Be patient with your heart. ~Tori Elfstrom

Seven years ago I learned how to breathe {again}. I took time. I was patient with my heart; it was being remodeled … walls which had created special places of respite, for the various roles and career choices, were being hammered to create a new space of Onward for me. Continue reading