Another Glorious Day

We’ve had so many beautiful days here recently that I’m thrilled to see this drawing come up as the next to post. Just a few thoughts today. Beyond all beliefs, the divine is experienced. (Something that occurred to me during meditation today.) And, The meaning of life is just to be alive. Alan Watts I’mContinue reading “Another Glorious Day”

Be Still and Know …

If you are a Christian, you know the rest of the Biblical quote in the title. I do too, even though (despite being raised as Catholic) I consider myself to be spiritual rather than religious. Nonetheless, it appeared in my thoughts yesterday. I was out for a walk on the most glorious day one couldContinue reading “Be Still and Know …”

Creative Journey Outcome: Success!

It’s been over 6 weeks since my 40-day Creative Journey ended. Although I’ve seen changes, I wasn’t convinced much big had happened, until this morning, when I woke up excited to start my day. This is a big deal to me, actually a huge deal, after years of low mood issues. I’m still following aContinue reading “Creative Journey Outcome: Success!”

Waking Up and then Waking Up Some More

I’m back to my Creativity Journey after a couple days off due to digestive issues and a general feeling of unwell. It’s been a wake up call – to be more discerning about the food I eat, certainly. And after the first couple of days, it’s been feeling like a transitional state, too. A “caterpillarContinue reading “Waking Up and then Waking Up Some More”

Suggested Daily Routine

Suggested daily routine: Find your center. Repeat as necessary throughout the day. 🌼🌼🌼 And since I didn’t post it yet, here’s yesterday’s drawing:

Finding My Voice

I can’t remember exactly when I lost my voice, probably in my early childhood, perhaps age 5 or so. And, yes, I mean metaphorically. I have an early memory of being outdoors – at some sort of summer party – and my mother scolding me for something I said. “You shouldn’t say things like that.”Continue reading “Finding My Voice”

Finding Equanimity in Difficult Times, aka Wherein Lies Your Greatest Power?

Recently, I’ve been having trouble finding my “happy place.” This comes after several days in a pretty consistent higher mood state, which was thrilling as it’s something I’ve been seeking for years. The current news and situation, however, has been getting to me. For the purposes of this post, I think it’s best not toContinue reading “Finding Equanimity in Difficult Times, aka Wherein Lies Your Greatest Power?”

dobedobedobedo

Shortly after starting today’s drawing, it started to feel all “up in the air” or ungrounded. So I did my best to give it groundedness, first by adding the flower pots, and then all the things connected to the baseline near the bottom – mountains, hearts with tethers, etc. To me, it still has aContinue reading “dobedobedobedo”

What Level Are You At?

What level are you at? That’s a bit of a trick question in two ways: a. I’m talking about life, not video games, and b. I don’t think it matters nearly as much as people think. Many people are trying to get to the next level at something. Could be the next level of wealthContinue reading “What Level Are You At?”

On Ritual and a Single-Task Cup of Coffee

Several days ago, I discussed my daily plan for the “creativity journey” I’d just embarked upon. One of the processes I mentioned was “a single-task” cup of coffee. By “single-task,” I mean that it’s about focusing on just one activity at a time – drinking a cup of coffee without adding distractions. Not playing aContinue reading “On Ritual and a Single-Task Cup of Coffee”

The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection

I’ve been wanting to be more spontaneous in my drawing-to-digital art conversion since the beginning, and, as of yesterday, I think I may have gotten a lot closer. I decided to experiment with adding color to one of my recent drawings. After some initial clean up, first using techniques explained by Art Rocket, and thenContinue reading “The Stunning Beauty of Imperfection”