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… step one, reading our own map

Understanding next steps may require us to decode, the map that we’ve created. It may not always be clear. Looking for clues, guides and breadcrumbs requires, stillness and awareness. Most importantly we can’t force our understanding of what’s in front of us.

step one, embrace our inner guide, you know the next steps

abstract art by LL Griffin

abstract art by LL Griffin

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A map say to you. Read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not… I am the earth in the palm of your hand Beryl Markham

next steps …

I’ve been doing a lot of prepping lately. Mostly preparing paper or canvas to paint on. It also seems to me, that I’m also creating a new space to work in, because I’m organizing, gathering tools, writing down ideas.

next steps … I’m following the bread crumbs

I created these images with the idea of being grounded. It was suggested to me, maybe that they are nests. A nest is a perfect word for taking next steps.

abstract art  by LL Griffin

Pooh: “How does one become a butterfly?” 
Piglet: “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”

Winnie the Pooh
abstract art by LL Griffin

the color of forgiveness

abstract art by LL Griffin
forgiveness by LL Griffin

I’ve been thinking what would the color of forgiveness would be? I believe it’s somewhere between the wisdom of blue and the pain of red. When you put blue and red together the colors become something in the purple family.

abstract art mono print by LL Griffin
mono print – forgive by LL Griffin

There are many things are written about forgiveness but the truth is we all must come to it on our own. Bringing in a shade of purple in to our world might inspire us to get to forgiveness.

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. Maya Angelou

getting a new perspective

abstract art practice by LL Griffin

Getting a new perspective by setting limits helps mix things up. Following an assignment that artist Louise Fletcher suggests, to paraphrase, it will loosen things up!

For these images I’ve chosen colors that I wouldn’t normally pick and there’s with a painting time limit of 30 minutes. It’s a good exercise! More importantly I had the opportunity to approach the paper with a different attitude.

Sometimes it helps just to turn around and get a different view. Always learning.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes – Marcel Proust

abstract art practice by LL Griffin
abstract art practice by LL Griffin

is it ok to exhale?

abstract art by LL Griffin

inhale, exhale, be brave

it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are ee cummings

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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