my star garden

freelance consultant // right brain planner // art journaler {artist & dreamer; maker of collage & altered books; doodler & junk-mail collager; stargazer & red dirt gardener} // day-dream believer & visual thinker {outed introvert & discoverer of the magic of solitude and quietness}

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    The real question is, “what are you willing to push through the dip for?” What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? -Seth Godin

    I continue to ponder on this as a choice; deciding that “un-reasonable” is the only true vision I am capable of. It has never been reasonable to believe I could do what I said I would do: career, wellness, motherhood. Reason denied everything I have done since I was young child. So, today, I am wearing the banner of un-reasonable.

    — 1 hour ago with 2 notes
    #un-reasonable 
    It is the act of painting, not the finished painting. -Georges Braque

    {the act of all endeavors is what matters most} // my heart continues to be sloshy as we sort through items that have collected for over a decade — and longer.

    I am grateful to be able to move through in spite of the memories triggered, memories that have kept my beloved and I somewhat paralyzed when it comes to purging for most of marriage for reasons out of our control.

    — 10 hours ago with 1 note
    #true love  #memories  #mourning 

    iamjapanese:

    Stanisław Baj(Polish, b.1953)

    here, herehere and here

    — 11 hours ago with 142 notes
    "I act and react, and suddenly I wonder “Where is the girl that I was last year?..Two years ago?..What would she think of me now?"
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals  (via cizzlez)

    (Source: tarkovskologist, via breathedeepand-dive)

    — 11 hours ago with 94263 notes
    schroeder54:

#myrbp #onebookjuly2014 #tajgluebook #iamtaj#fauxbonichi#foundpoetry

    schroeder54:

    #myrbp #onebookjuly2014 #tajgluebook #iamtaj#fauxbonichi#foundpoetry

    — 11 hours ago with 4 notes
    #reminder 
    ✔️ The real question is, “what are you willing to push through the dip for?” What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? -Seth Godin 

// I will be unreasonable about pressing through “too much” because reasonable has never served me. I will nourish my senses: birdsongs and crow calls; hammering and construction; windless morning; mild temperatures — a rare blessing for an Oklahoma July day; visual beauty of pink blooms on my hardy crepe myrtles; breathing in this space of my star gardens and the spaciousness of a cloudy, watercolor sky.

    ✔️ The real question is, “what are you willing to push through the dip for?” What are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to and generally be unreasonable about? -Seth Godin

    // I will be unreasonable about pressing through “too much” because reasonable has never served me. I will nourish my senses: birdsongs and crow calls; hammering and construction; windless morning; mild temperatures — a rare blessing for an Oklahoma July day; visual beauty of pink blooms on my hardy crepe myrtles; breathing in this space of my star gardens and the spaciousness of a cloudy, watercolor sky.

    — 13 hours ago with 1 note
    #onward  #seth godin  #quote 
    We’ve got to learn to declare things done. Especially when they’re not. Not completed, that is, to the level of perfection or result that we initially visualized or committed to. —David Allen

    We’ve got to learn to declare things done. Especially when they’re not. Not completed, that is, to the level of perfection or result that we initially visualized or committed to. —David Allen

    — 16 hours ago with 2 notes
    #unfinished  #creative projects  #creative process 
    THERE IS NO LONE CREATIVE GENIUS

    With nearly all of the work I do, there’s someone behind the scenes inspiring me. Whether it’s a conversation I have with a friend or family member, or a piece of design work I see somewhere on the web. I am not doing this work on my own, it’s actually the result of hundreds of people throughout history each inspiring me in some way.

    You, too, do not work alone. You may sit in a studio or room alone, you may solely be responsible for pushing the brush across the canvas or the keys on the keyboard, but it’s through your interactions with others that your ideas flow.

    To truly be a creative genius, then, we must embrace working alongside others. Not all the time, but often. It’s through our interactions that our best ideas swell.

    (Source: creativesomething.net)

    — 1 day ago with 3 notes
    #community  #creative something  #quote 
    … chorus of voices. Orphaned voices. They seemed to speak for all the unlived parts of me, and they came with a force and dazzle that I couldn’t contain. I know now that they were the clamor of a new self struggling to be born. —Sue Monk Kidd // I credit the generosity of a Braveheart as the motivation of this purchase from December — but just found again. Her gift of the book, Traveling With Pomegranates, introduced me to more than mere quotes by Ms. Kidd; her writing resonating deeply. Finding it again in the midst of sorting, allowed a dam to break … a needed release. Relief to have words once again for what I am feeling.

    … chorus of voices. Orphaned voices. They seemed to speak for all the unlived parts of me, and they came with a force and dazzle that I couldn’t contain. I know now that they were the clamor of a new self struggling to be born. —Sue Monk Kidd // I credit the generosity of a Braveheart as the motivation of this purchase from December — but just found again. Her gift of the book, Traveling With Pomegranates, introduced me to more than mere quotes by Ms. Kidd; her writing resonating deeply. Finding it again in the midst of sorting, allowed a dam to break … a needed release. Relief to have words once again for what I am feeling.

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #sue monk kidd  #when the heart waits