abstract art LLGriffin

perspective and space

Giving myself a moment to get my footing has given me perspective.

With that perspective comes space to just pause.

We don’t always have to do something right away with our new found knowledge. We may never have to respond or act on our new view.

A new perspective can be enough.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing Camille Pissarro

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

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

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

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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