Monthly Archives: August 2014

Do Great Work

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love … Continue reading

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5 Online Tools for Mindfulness & Fun

I love finding online sites that are either useful or playful – or both! Here are five that I’ve been playing with lately. Let me know in the comments if you like any of them and I might post more … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Slow Progress

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. John Steinbeck Hello dear Friday, you are the photo day around here, it seems… A time to slow down … Continue reading

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I love this Creative habit of mine

Just because it’s black in the dark, doesn’t mean there’s no color… Laleh My most consistent habit right now is to doodle. To bring a black pen to paper and draw something that is already in my mind. I have … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Collage

Collage time! Circles again, inside my brain, on the cardigan I’m wearing – and then from my hands onto the paper. Cut out, drawn, or sewn – they appear in all colors and forms on my polka dot desk. Mostly … Continue reading

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Dear Photo Diary | Commence to see things

Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things. Edward Steichen Dear Photo Diary, the sky fascinates me right now. I don’t know how many photos I’ve taken of clouds this summer. And my orchids … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Wing it Baby

The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. Carl Jung Wing it is means to do something with no preparation. That is the concept of my entire art journal … Continue reading

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Scanning vs. Photographing Collage

I am back with square, abstract artwork. I made a few collages this spring, but never got around to posting them then. Now I really want to get back to creating art and sharing it with you guys, so let’s … Continue reading

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Eye Candy | Peonies at home

Don’t bend; donít water it down; donít try to make it logical; donít edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka Earlier this summer I got this beautiful bouquet of magenta … Continue reading

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Diary Doodle: Flower Border gone awry

Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Finding your own favorite doodle pattern is a good feeling. I think flowers might be my thing, they … Continue reading

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