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all is creation, all is change

art alter at Red Cup Cafe [artist unknown]


It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis. -Henry Miller

Each day is an opportunity to take a baby step of intention. To abide with the prompt of making space for your-self + to determine what is important to you — what is of the greatest value.
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The Mish-Mash of Life, Love & Daily Living for Scanners

pages from The Mish-Mash of Life, Love & Daily Living for Scanners

➡️ [Module 6] — “Mish-Mash”

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. -Alan Cohen

All change begins with a decision. Often these decisions are made after a brutal session of self-loathing or through brokenness and weeping because it is apparent it is time to do something different.

Creative journal-planning can become an alternative path through …
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there are no certain routes: when I am wandery

journal-planners with my collages + jots about my business plans + what I think is unfair right now

… 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 Some entries are unpublished and read only by me; some entries are shared with women with whom I share community, and others shared publicly.
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there are no certain routes: the usefulness of meaningful distraction

[currently reading] The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

My life is my art. It is a matter of daily choices and decisions to engage meaningful distractions in order to activate perseverance; and to remind myself that easily defined skills are not all that matter. Continue reading

there are no certain routes: uncertainty [one day at a time]

[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

there are no certain routes: extending your best effort

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Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore. -Cheryl Strayed

A little over three years ago I shared a café table with Mary Anne Radmacher. A table embellished art journals, watercolors, half-full coffee mugs and breakfast dishes — and air that felt sparkly and full of possibility!
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there are no certain routes: working out loud

a new journal & art mail

new journal from Cognitive-Surplus.com & art mail | Artist Credit-Letter and Found Poetry Art: Cherry Balme

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. -Toni Morrison

I started right brain planning experiments and created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a planner that had yet to be published.

Writing it — testing ideas, designing pages and blogging about it — has felt vulnerable and painstakingly slow. And yet I continue to know: this creative process is my Must. Continue reading