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crossing a bridge

abstract art by LL Griffin

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one – Bruce Lee

When we cross a bridge I see it as a transition. It could be an opportunity to take a moment, get use to the idea that we are walking toward something. I’ve unburdened myself at the beginning of the bridge. This bridge my seem to go on forever. This is a practice of being present and to be strong and courageous.

abstract art by LL Griffin

On a regular basis I use the practice of the meditative art form of enso. I call mine abstract enso.

light in the trees

I’m following the light in the trees

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

photo of trees by LL Griffin
Natural Reserve in Cecina

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world

– John Muir

looking out a window

What a simple thing to do – pause and look out the window. If you’re outside just pause and look around.

My favorite journey is looking out the window  Edward Gorey

abstract art by LL Griffin

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene. Grandma Moses

clues in the details

We must be willing to look at the details. We see the big picture. Maybe we only like a portion of or a detail of the big picture. With art making we can crop an image, with writing we can edit. So we crop or edit. We’re also able to take that detail from one piece and use it for another painting or story. The hard part is putting the skills of editing and cropping into our lives. The hard part is understanding what the details tell us? Lots of questions to the think about.

What do the clues in the details reveal?

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

cloudy and clear

The sky is cloudy. Sometimes the clouds are beautiful and other times ominous. When the clouds are ready to move along we see a clear sky revealed. Knowing that things eventually will clear takes, patience and a bit of faith.

watching clouds transition, remind us that things do in fact change

transfer photo by LL Griffin
Clouds by L L Griffin

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