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it’s time for quiet

It’s time for me to take a break from my weekly art journal. I need to rest and restore. I’ll be back in 2023! I know it’s time for quiet because the light is less.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
mixed media by LL Griffin
photo by LL Griffin

keeping hope alive

Sometimes we just need to watch a sunset and try again tomorrow, so we can stay, just a little bit hopeful.

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up  – Anne Lamott

sunset by LL Griffin

cultivating patience while preparing

works in progress by LL Griffin

How does someone cultivate patience? You have and idea and you just want to get it done. During the summer I prepared several sheets of paper and dyed them blue. They are now blue and ready for art making! They have been in my studio patiently waiting to be used.

It reminds me that timing is everything and being ok with that timing and we must cultivate patience. Being ok with timing is one part but being patient is really hard. I think if we could all learn in the preparing we can practice accepting timing and being patience, I think we all might be a bit less anxious or even depressed.

Preparing for things so they evolve in their own way such as planting a seed, making cookies or painting. We get to see what perfect timing looks like – it is that moment that everything comes together.

There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment

— Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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