Posts Tagged ‘intention’

3×5 365: 10+10=20 [ICAD]

January 20, 2014

A little bit of inspiration in words + images from the past week and then some… 10 more days of 3×5 365… 10+10=20:

3x5 365 10=10=20

3×5 365 10=10=20

“I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day.” ― Brene Brown

 

3 x5 365 | creativity in motion
day 11: the joys of meandering

“The artistic image is not intended to represent the thing itself, but, rather, the reality of the force the thing contains.”― James Baldwin

 

day 12

day 12: measuring

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path…” ― Winston Churchill

 

day 13

day 13: my happy place

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”― C. JoyBell C.

 

day 16

day 16: love [reclaimed space]

“You must reclaim what you never lost…” -Gnarls Barkley

 

day 19

day 19: responsibility

 [on being] faithful to [external] responsibility + [inner] authenticity

 

3x5 365 on the flipside

3×5 365 on the flipside

“Only in the darkness are able to see the stars.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

day 20: see the light

day 20: see the light

It is exciting to be approaching the completion of month #1 with this new project! The connection and new flow for this ICAD practice is starting to gradually emerge, which continues to be an interesting process. Stay tuned for more 3×5 365 progress at the end of this month!

If you are looking for a space to exchange inspiration, strengthen, or begin a creative practice, one of my online workshops in this year’s 6 Degrees of Creativity, Everyday Creativity is dedicated to sustaining (or starting) this kind of adventure with ideas, resources, and a supportive space to keep encouraging your artsy spirit throughout this year. Whether it is a 365 project, weekly, or monthly art happening!  I am super looking forward to bringing this kind of creative energy to 6 Degrees of Creativity.

Everyday Creativity

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In the Presence of Now: Creating One 3×5 At a Time

January 11, 2014

[Things end because.... something else is ready to begin.]

The last 10 days of my 3×5 365 project has been an interesting transition from 2013′s 365 project. A mixture of loss (from the familiarity of what was) mixed in with much excitement (about what can be), along with a reminder (to just be present in the here and now).  A helpful, simple tool I’ve started to use for this gentle reminder into the “presence of now” is this handy (and free!) Gratitude and One Minute Meditation app.  For me, this added practice helps re-frame and create a moment of pause before beginning to work on the day’s 3×5.

As I’ve started to embark on this new 365 adventure, these beginning days have been spent getting to know and being present to this project’s new form, being, and structure…a building of rapport and flow connected to this project’s voice.

I’ve already noticed how much I really do enjoy having the 3×5 space to [breathe], create, and play in.

I am eager to see what develops in these sacred spaces over time.. remembering to embrace this process one 3×5 at a time.

[ “Tomorrow will always hold curiosities but it is the enchantment of today's possibilities which has me true to the present.” ] ― Truth Devour, Wantin

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Prepare > Intent > Create > Transform: ready for revo’lution [2014]

January 7, 2014

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

ready for revo’lution 2014

 

[prepare...intent...create...transform]

I’ve spent the first few days of January working on the pages of my 2014 revo’lution book, transformed & altered from a small children’s board book.

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

My 2014 intentions for this year are Grace, Tranquility, Mercy, Blithe, Soul, and Openness:

[Inward grace calls me here....]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Grace

 

[That tranquility you call peace... lives in my heart]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Tranquility

 

[Your mercies are new + begin again everyday...]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Mercy

 

[Boundless + Free...]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Blithe

 

[Listen to + trust the voice of your own soul...]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Soul

 

[Abundance everyday...]

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

Openness

Revo’lution making for the past 6 years has taught me how important intentions are for new beginnings, change, growth, challenge, and transformation.

ready for revo'lution [2014] | creativity in motion

I want to share another annual revo’lution making tradition that always inspires me–this year Lani created a Create Happiness Revo’lution and transformed her board book pages into a downloadable PDF that you can find here. I am also excited to read that AJ who was an active participant in my 2011 21 SECRETS revo’lution workshop continues to engage in this creative practice and will be working on her revo’lution book throughout this year. Having just finished my 365 revo’lution and taking time throughout the year to focus on this intention manifesting process, I love that AJ will be spreading out her 2014 revo’lution love this way!

If you’re interested in creating your own revo’lution, check out my ready to revo’lution e-book or consider joining in on this year’s 6 Degrees of Creativity where I’ll be offering an art journaling workshop dedicated to revo’lution making (includes the e-book!) as one of 6 online workshops dedicated to concepts of connecting, collaboration, art-making, and creativity into an engaged community of artists exploring transformation and using art for good. Registration goes on sale in a couple of weeks (stay tuned!) and will be open until July 31.

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2014 Creative Planning

January 6, 2014

As I start to transition back into the work week after a restful holiday break, I thought it was great timing to play with my new 2014 Planner I just purchased and received from Teresa Robinson (aka @stargardner) last week via rightbrainplanner.com.  Right brain planning combines art journaling and creative planning into one practice and Teresa’s 2014 Planner includes templates, ideas, monthly prompts, and tons of inspiration to get started!

Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire.  You will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ~George Bernard Shaw

2014 Creative Planning | creativity in motion

Teresa’s 2014 Planner and all its elements can be used in so many different ways!  I’ve decided to use an old, unused watercolor sketchbook for my monthly planning pages.  This sketchbook provides plenty of extra room for art journaling and its pages are super thick.  I also see myself using the Planner’s elements in my ongoing smashbooking, 3×5 365, gluebooking, and in my art therapy work with clients.  Thank you Teresa for all these creative possibilities!

You can also check out more art journaling inspiration from Teresa at the The Art Journaler.

2014 Creative Planning | creativity in motion

Making space for that [something] will reveal what is truly vital for you. ~@stargardner

I also finished my 2014 revo’lution art journal this week-end (hooray!), which I’ll be sharing here soon. It’s a really nice feeling to start the new year grounded in intention and to have this direction guided and supported by my creative practice.

Intention… is where we begin…

The time I’ve had off has really been like a little mini creative sabbatical!  I’m grateful I’ve had more time to do art, check out art, prepare projects, and get ready for the abundance that this year holds in opportunity, connection, and creativity.

[Today is Day One]… Beginning New & Inspired By…

I’m excited to share a look at my next few months ahead: art therapy happenings & creative stuff I’m up to in twenty14. I hope we’ll meet up or connect at some of these events or offerings!

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Heart Space: 365 Days of revo’lution making

December 31, 2013

It’s day 365 of this incredible journey.  :) Wow!  I got up super early this morning with eager and excited anticipation of today’s ultimate milestone for this 365 project.

my 365 revo'lution | creativity in motion

rise and shine: revo’lution morning art-making

Following a series of deep breaths and spending time in a simple meditation of gratitude, I started to work on the last piece to make this project complete:

Day 365: My 365 revo'lution project | creativity in motion

Day 365: [golden] heart space

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ― Paulo Coelho

This project helped create the space to find and re-discover so much treasure…

365 days of revo'lution making | creativity in motion

365 Full Circle

“The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.  The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.”  ― Swami Prabhavananda

This final month (below) has been spent in a lot of reflection… Especially related to my yearly revo’lution.

Days 335-346 | my 365 revo'lution | creativity in motion

Days 335-346

“When we make the choice to fill our heart space with unconditional love, our worlds blossom into a beauty far greater than we have known.” ~Rio Godfrey

Days 347-358 | 365 revo'lution | creativity in motion

Days 347-358

Simplicity. Stillness. Light. Trust, Service. Honor. Blossom.

Days 359-362 | my 365 revo'lution | creativity in motion

Days 359-362

I’m also so very appreciative of all the support, enthusiasm, and kindness this project has received over the last 12 months.  As a special thank you, I’m offering the series of the collage sheets I’ve made of some of my favorite 365 revo’lution art in this free download available throughout January.

365 revo'lution collage sheets

In reflection of 2013, please enjoy this simple video highlighting intentions, days, and meaningful moments found in this heart space throughout the year:

Here’s wishing you and yours many blessings of joy and growth in 2014!

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Past 365 revo’lution posts:

365 revo'lution project | creativity in motion

A Simple Reflection on 5 Years of Revo’lution Making

December 27, 2013

2013 marks a revo’lution making milestone.  It’s been 5 years since I first embarked on this end of the year creative practice dedicated to intention setting and manifesting through art journaling.

In these last 5 years I’ve learned so much by this process (over and over again).  Each intention I’ve chosen has had its own joys, surprises, gifts, consequences, opportunities, & unexpected lessons in my work, life, relationships, and well-being that I am very grateful for.

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.”

~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

A Simple Reflection on 5 Years of Revo'lution Making | creativity in motion

5 Years of Revolution Making

In my creative space I have a special place where I stack all my past revo’lution art journals to remind me where I’ve been and how these intentions have inspired, challenged, or influenced where I am now.

“Our intention creates our reality.”  ~Wayne Dyer  

2014 Revo'lution Making Begins

2014 Revo’lution Making Begins

I’ve started the beginnings of my 2014′s revo’lution making… using tabbed cards labeled with the intentions I want to offer and receive during this new year….

I plan on crafting my new revo’lution beginning next week once my 365 revo’lution project has finished…. More coming soon on both of those fronts…!

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20 Reminders & Discoveries Inspired By My 365 Project

December 11, 2013

It’s Day 345 of 2013, which means  there’s only 20 days remaining in the 365 project I started on January 1…  Wow!  To kick off this bittersweet countdown, I’m sharing the 20 things I’ve learned, discovered, and re-visited so far from participating in this project and my revo’lution intentions this year:

20 Reminders & Discoveries Inspired By My 365 Project | creativity in motion

1. I’m always amazed and astonished by the containment of small holding spaces in art making.

2. Remember to slow down.

3.  Appreciate each day.

4. Trust the process.

5. My favorite 365 making time: Mid-morning, before noon

6. I really do have 20-30 minutes everyday to create.

7. Keep it simple.

8. Most used revo’lution making tools: gluestick & hole puncher

9. Take time to honor the moment.

10. One day at a time.

11. All the pieces are part of the greater whole.

12. Stay in the light.

13. Most Seen Intention throughout the Project: Trust

14. This project helped me strengthen and deepen my connection to others and service.

15. Favorite place for revo’lution making: Home in my creative place

16. Biggest regret:  Not being able to regularly work on my 365 art first thing in the morning. (would be a great way to start the day!)

17. Most inspiring moment: When I reached my first 100 days.

18. Favorite material used: Collage, distressed ink & stain

19. Intentions that have taught me the most: Service & Honor

20. Intentions that have challenged me the most: Stillness & Trust

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In many ways embarking on this final 20 day journey is just the beginning as I start to craft my new revo’lution and intentions for 2014…. :)

I’ve also enjoyed reading the comments and responses to my 365 revo’lution collage sheet giveaway- Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! A reminder that there’s still three more Fridays left to share your intention(s) and enter!

Past Posts: my 365 revo’lution project

334 days of revo’lution making | my 365 project [and collage sheet giveaway!]

November 30, 2013

Holy wow!  It’s month 11 for my 365 project– I can hardly believe it…  Behold my revo’lution making for days 305-334:

Days 305-317 | my 365 project | creativity in motion

Days 305-317

It feels like this month of my 2013 life has flown by.  Thankfully, this practice continues to pull me in and anchor me in moments of still reflection.

311: my 365 project | creativity in motion

Day 311

Inspired by this still point of reflection, comes each of these pieces…  small records of intention beginning to manifest into a collective, larger whole.

Days 318-329 | my 365 project | creativity in motion

Days 318-329

As the final month and days approach for this year’s revo’lution making I’ve been spending more time reflecting back and through each piece…. It is an exciting and heartfelt process to revisit this year through daily images inspired by this project and practice.

Days 330-334 | my 365 project | creativity in motion

Days 330-334

To celebrate this project and thank you for your on-going support, throughout the month of December I am going to be giving away 8.5 x 11 full color collage sheets that include some of my favorite revo’lution pieces so far.  Each sheet includes a copy of 24 revo’lution pieces that I’ll mail out to you for use in your art journaling, collage work, or other creative projects and ideas!

To enter, comment below on an intention you’ve focused on throughout this year….  Every Friday, be sure to check back here to this post (around 9am-ish EST/US) where I’ll post 2 winners from someone randomly picked from comments made.

334 days of revo'lution making | my 365 project [and collage sheet giveaway!]

revo’lution pieces collage sheet (1 of 4)

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365 revo'lution makingmy 365 revo’lution project: past posts

Through a Grateful Lens: Ascending Autumn Light Together

November 22, 2013

As fall transitions into winter here, I wanted to make sure I took the time to reflect on my captured autumn light throughout the last few months.  The fall season and months seemed to go by very quickly on my end and with this, it’s even more important for me to mindfully pause and extend my thankfulness for the light’s nourishment (which presented itself in so many forms, btw).

Light continues to become visible to me not only in the sky that surrounds us all, but seen brightly in others….though sincere intentions,  supportive relationships, and beautiful creative energy brought into our sacred shared space….

Through a Grateful Lens: Fall 2013 | creativity in motion

Several of these photos were taken while I was traveling this month in moments of still reflection and simple appreciation.

The moments and meetings of new or renewed connection I enjoyed with students, colleagues, friends, significant others, and creative souls inspired within me a deep sense of gratitude & hope that continues to ascend love & light.

As I continue on my path following the light, it is comforting to remember there are others on this shared journey…. following the light and the forms it takes to nurture a common, higher good…. together.

Through a Grateful Lens Posts: A Year in Review:

Through a Grateful Lens: Following the Light

Through a Grateful Winter Lens: A Sense of Sacredness Among the Ordinary

Through a Grateful Lens: Spring Light Simplicity

Through a Grateful Lens: Love & Light from the Spring Sky Above

Through a Grateful Summer Lens: Honoring Our Light

304 days of revo’lution making: my 365 project

November 1, 2013
304 days of revo'lution making: my 365 project | creativity in motion

Behold: 304 days of revo’lution making

Month #10 for my 365 project:

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  ~Lao Tzu

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