Tag Archives: Hopscotch Chronicles

my art: doing what I don’t have to do {to discover & live more of what I want}

page view: Syllabus BY Lynda Barry

So one of the things about art is, it offers a safe place for you to have quite extreme and rather dangerous feelings. And the reason you can do that is because you know you can switch it off. So art has a kind of role there as a simulator. -Brian Eno

My monthly collections of collage and notations are my art; my safe place for random thoughts, daring feelings and other discombobulations.

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summertime stories & hopscotch chronicles

Right Brain Planner® by stargardener

{bloom where you are planted but also re-member what roots you}

Summer is more like a feeling for me than it is a season on the calendar.

As a young child I remember the ease of having slow mornings, bike rides on house-lined streets and no particular place to go; blue skies, spending time in the sun and the field of tall grasses behind my home.

It was a time for mud pies and hobbies and barefoot expeditions. Days-end marked by leaving my rock and stick collections, along with grass-tied bouquets of wild flowers, on the wire spool table at the corner of our covered patio.
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uprooting and [re]planting + introducing the summer camp version of Hopscotch Chronicles ★

image from The Garden Awakening by Mary Reynolds

I resist uprooting because, well, I am wildly optimistic. I see possible value in almost anything and everything … And yet, I also believe:

Whenever there’s something in your life that sucks, you are at least partially responsible. It’s no one else’s fault that you feel like shit. … This is your life, and you’re in control of it. So, it’s time to get clear about the role you’re playing in the suckiness. -Gala Darling

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