Tag Archives: the work

seeing what you seek // unicorns and imaginating

[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?
Continue reading

make your creativity about {you}

[rest] sketched January 27, 2014

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

★ [how I am making an aspect of my creative practice about me] … Continue reading

lists, mindfulness and the work

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

unraveling and revealing meaning

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

[curating a journal-planning practice]

Right Brain Planner®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.

Continue reading

constraints: facts & allowing your life-stories

Right Brain Planner®

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, On Life After Death

Braveheart, there are times when our own opinions about our-self need to be vetted by the facts. Like the fact that the days of our lives are the proverbial pages of our life stories.

♫♫ Hey you with the pretty face / Welcome to the human raceELO

Continue reading