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practice, staying motived to keep showing up

brush work by LLGriffin
work in progress by LLGriffin
work in progress by LLGriffin
I try to practice even when I don’t feel like it. Putting myself in the my studio, even if, I just sit. I’m thinking about what I’ll draw, paint, or photograph next.

How do I stay motived and interested in showing up? Sometimes a plan works, sometimes a list works. But maybe it’s easier to start with cleaning your space, cooking a meal or walking the dog, that is also showing up even if it feels like a distraction.

Most of life is showing up. You do the best you can, which varies from day to day. Regina Brett

starting the day with color and light

it’s nice when even for a few minutes the sun and clouds works together to start the day with a color and light show if only for a short period of time.

There are two ways of spreading light; to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it.

~Edith Wharton, “Vesalius in Zante (1564),” Artemis to Actæon and Other Verse, 1909

a slice of light

sometimes I just need to see that ever so small slice of light

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From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

exploring balance and boundaries, works in progress

brush work by LLGriffin
brush 2030 by LLGriffin

The push and pull of art and life.

Being uncomfortable can be teacher. Discomfort can be hard to stay with and push against. Learning how to, simply be, is challenging, so I try to work it out with my art work.

Art like life is always a work in progress.

Right there in the uncertainty of everyday chaos is our own wisdom mindPema Chödrön

finding my balance by falling down

Sometimes life feels like you are walking on a tightrope over the Grand Canyon without a net.

But what most of us don’t realize including myself, that we’re not that high off the ground. When we fall and we all do, it will hurt. And we have to learn to be with our pain, both of the heart and physical.

Learning how to be on the tightrope is a way to find our internal balance.

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balance by LLGriffin

Learning from falling so we can find our balance seems a bit counter intuitive.

Life is a balance of letting go and holding onRumi

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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