[The artist] must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns … -Madeleine L’Engle, Walking in Water
What are you seeking? What visions are you consciously retaining? Are you willing to change your vantage point in order to have a better view — to transition into something more, to facilitate your Becoming — to believe anew?
All actions require creative energy. We seldom acknowledge this. -Julia Cameron
Journal-planning can be meditative, a way through — sparkly daring yourself to live more of what you love. A gentle and indirect means of noticing your heart desires + fostering a life intention.
When creativity strikes, go ahead and follow it without fear of failing or looking silly. Practice saying yes to creativity and you’ll find yourself being more inspired. It’s okay to try something and decide it doesn’t work. It’s okay to put your best effort into something that no one will ever see. Remember, creativity can be just for you, so don’t be afraid to foster your creativity through a project that no one else knows about. -Samantha Mabe
[rest] sketched January 27, 2014
★ [how I am making an aspect of my creative practice about me] … Continue reading
Life is a series of ever-widening circles of raw opportunities circling what you love and fear. -stargardener
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. -Rilke
My starting points have become like a game of hopscotch: deeming square-to-square movement as progress + accepting the inevitable wobbly-reality of hopping. Continue reading
All of life is story, story unraveling and revealing meaning. -Madeleine L’Engle
Braveheart, today is Day One. And while any day can be a personal “Day One” — today is the first day of March, just days past the new moon phase; and it holds extra meaning for me. Continue reading