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.
And I invite you to explore your own safe place, Braveheart. Continue reading
… you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. -Madeleine L’Engle
My journal-planners tether me gently, serving as a means of tracking my start lines as well as my progress. Some entries are unpublished and read only by me; some entries are shared with women with whom I share community, and others shared publicly.
Silence is the place where words live.
My morning ritual includes journal-planning as a meditation and prayer.
The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Tangible [hand-written, collaged, painty] — or not — my “morning pages” are a listening practice: asking questions & listening for answers.