Posts tagged creative process
finding joy through losing yourself in deep play

One of my favorite ways to spend my time is doing things that cause me to lose myself and find myself at the same time. Yesterday, this was me: sitting on the couch for four hours straight, working on a new painting for my fairytale series. When it was time for me to leave the house and make my way to my office for the afternoon, it felt a little like I was emerging from hibernation.

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December and the fallow field

One of the things I’ve been learning over the past few years is how to be in harmony with the seasons.As my awareness of self has increased through meditation and journaling and introspective observations, I’ve noticed that my energy levels ebb and flow dramatically with the seasons. Spring and summer are ripe with creative energy. Seeds are planted, and then tended. Things grow and blossom. These rhythms were particularly distinct this year. 

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listening to your heart; birthing dreams

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a writer. I don’t know where this dream came from exactly; it’s been with me since I was young. Since the time when I believed I could do anything. It’s strange now to recall the un-self-conscious confidence I had then, because it’s so foreign to my adult self. My child self though— she had that mix of non-attachment and self-assurance I would pay good money to get back. 

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