holiday thoughts 2017

Note: I write one of these every year, usually in my art journal or my scrapbook, so that when the following year rolls around, I can look back on the previous holidays and make small adjustments and edit my expectations and ideas a bit. This year I’m doing more of my documenting here on my… Read More holiday thoughts 2017

non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

While we were packing for Hurricane Irma I had an “a-ha” moment about attachment and about the things that we owned. Before the storm we were warned that the island might go underwater, so we should pack anything that was important. Whatever we didn’t bring and wanted to save, we should wrap up well and… Read More non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

“does the sun ask itself….”

So in the class I’m taking, we’re talking about happiness and kindness this week. Basically, the Buddhist belief is that the key to true happiness is kindness. Kindness is not indulgence, though. Kindness is compassion and wisdom and love and generosity. It’s figuring out what’s needed and providing that. It’s not “here, I’ll give you… Read More “does the sun ask itself….”

watercolor project – 001

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi I know the 100 Day Project is going on now, but I’m not officially joining in. But I’m still inspired by all the creativity and momentum, so I thought this year what I would do would be to make a concerted effort to post more… Read More watercolor project – 001