April planning pages in-progress; this page is for adding paint to smaller elements before collage + random lines of notes and quotations; the eye sticker is from my visit to Trader Joe’s on Monday.
There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Necessity required the past two days to be bed-rest and solitude. Thus a “test” of my intention to listen and to value creativity over productivity — but also providing valuable notes for my current experiment.
April planning pages in-progress; adding color to the visual of how I create a personal buffer zone each day.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -St. Francis of Assisi
Braveheart, you are the expert: curator of meaning and beauty; creator of circumstances; writer of plot twists. Simply begin. Doing one thing. Anything.
April planning pages in-progress
Silence is the place where words live.
My morning ritual includes journal-planning as a meditation and prayer.
hand-drawn visual of how I create a personal buffer zone each day
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.
[currently reading] The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
My life is my art. It is a matter of daily choices and decisions to engage with a daily relationship with the hours. It is accepting “quarter moon phases” of expeditions through the “dark half” of living. Continue reading
How To Make A Journal of Your Life by Daniel Price
All of life is story, story unraveling and revealing meaning. -Madeleine L’Engle
It is my intention to allow my days to be art: a creative practice; an ever-developing skill set; the application of my imagination + the act of being; the choice of seeking & noticing within the mundane to create my “masterpiece” on the canvas of 24 hours.
Some weeks this feels more doable than others … Continue reading
“I am always so busy; I never have time for journaling or planning.”
“All of this sounds complicated and time-consuming. And how can I be sure it will even work for me?”
- Your hours are yours to decide [even if it doesn’t feel like that].
- When you are ready to begin — you will know.
- “Never” and “always” are terms of perfectionism [aka the fear of …].
Longer answers + some creative ideas about journal-planning and gluebooking … Continue reading
Getting more information is learning, and so is coming to understand what you did not understand before. -Mortimer J. Adler
A creative journal-planning process is not as much about planning as it is about allowing time and space to abide gently with the feelings and thoughts of the day as an act of self-compassion.
To let go of something is when hope begins. -Anne Lamott
Letting go is a real-time, one-breath-at-a-time event. It is choosing the work over the worry and what-if’s of what-ever is currently screaming for your energy and attention.