abstract art LLGriffin

using the right map

Using the right map, sometimes means creating your own map, that you can read and understand.

mixed media by LLGriffin
map by LLGriffin

Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to waok, but no flowers grow Vincent van Gogh

When the path reveals itself. Follow ItCheryl Strayed

finding silver linings

mixed media by LLGriffin
silver by LLGriffin

where’s the silver lining?

Is a silver lining just a bit of beauty in the mist our very chaotic world? As the saying goes – every cloud has a silver lining – always looking for and grateful for those small signs of hope and beauty that appear in my life.

Looking up at the unusual formation, where the sky and the clouds meet.

image by LLGriffin
cloud #411 by LLGriffin

clouds remind us everything changes

noticing what’s in front of you

for me, noticing is about to seeing the interesting light and shadows in front of me. One of my all time favorite photographers said:

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliott Erwitt
image by LLGriffin

image by LLGriffin
image by LLGriffin

The true purpose is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes… Syunryu Suzuki

dissolving boundaries

art work by LL Griffin 2021
smarginatura by LLGriffin

Blurring the lines or edges, dissolving boundaries, brings to mind a lot of things from the literal to the unseen. From the fences we put up, to the masks we wear.

Playing with how paint and ink flow on a sheet of paper with water. I don’t know exactly what I’ll get but I do know that it won’t be a straight line. The paint may have a edge and then the ink will flow out on to the paper. The important part is to know when to use this technic to dissolve the boundary of the line.

Boundaries are important but sometime for myself I need put away the mask and practice dissolving boundaries within.

you have to step over the boundaries sometimes just to find out where they are — Damien Hirst

Finding Clarity

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear ~ Rumi

brush and mixed media by LLGriffin

For me the journey toward finding clarity isn’t always an easy one. I sometimes choose to use my brushes and practice being quiet.

The definition of clarity is clearness and freedom from ambiguity.

To find clarity life may be muddy for a while.

No Mud, No Lotus ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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