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3 Things
October 1, 2014
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3 Things

3 Things. 1. Perfection isn’t a worthwhile pursuit. It’s boring. In fact, it sucks. 2. Everything doesn’t have to be fine. Write down the shit. And then paint over it, if you want. 3. Gentleness + grace + intuition +  honesty = strength. On your pages, in your relationships, in life. And there is my brief, […]

Art Journal update
September 3, 2014
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Art Journal update

It’s been a while since I posted, for reasons of midsummer lassitude and in between-ness. In between terms, in between projects, in between seasons and in between ideas. While I’ve been perfecting the art of watching the days effortlessly and enjoyably drift, I’ve been painting. My hope and hunch that I needed to quiet down to […]

Bella Cosa Far Niente
July 14, 2014
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Bella Cosa Far Niente

The title of this post translates from the Italian as ‘ Idleness is a beautiful thing’… and, isn’t it just! I’m interpreting idleness as a positive, life enhancing, creatively inviting trait- bring it on! I’ve been thinking, recently, and journaling, about the nature of ‘busy’ and especially how it irritates the heck out of me […]

A mind forever voyaging
June 28, 2014
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A mind forever voyaging

I first read ‘Quiet- The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking’ by Susan Cain a while ago- when it first came out I think, but put it aside as I felt it a bit defensive and ‘chippy’; an overreaction to the dominance of extroverts in the workplace and socially. But now […]

My Default Position
April 14, 2014
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My Default Position

  My art journal spreads don’t really have titles but if they did this would be called ‘my default position’. I’d been pondering whether happiness was still my baseline emotion, or, whether I had defaulted back to blame, frustration and other negative emotions. I believe a positive mindset is something we have to constantly exercise, like a […]

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