Tag Archives: ICAD 2017

[fullness] promises to ourselves

Current ICAD work station. ♥ Grateful that my hand-me-down desk from my Mimi has a separate pull out work-space. Having everything I need together in one place facilitates honoring my promise to myself to create one card a day through July. [The color wheel was in an envelope of photographs … but I have no idea why it was in there. Perhaps from a stash and dash in the past??]

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. -Peter F. Drucker

Commitment is doing the work after we promise ourselves to try; doing our best to honor our intention, and facilitate our actions, even as we stumble through our doing.

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[fullness] containers of time, color & space

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 journal-planners filled with collage, found words and notations are my art; safe containers for random thoughts, daring feelings and other discombobulations. My ICAD collection for this summer is also a safe place. Continue reading

guidance from within

I have been creating an ICAD card a day featuring a randomly chosen family photograph plus notes regarding what I remember about the day of the photo; I am using a ring-bound set of index cards so this will also serve as a small memory book. ♥

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

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i make my own rules

44/61 ICAD art [2014]

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.
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