Making Space for Yourself

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Lake Michigan sandwiched between the white of the sky and beach. A good — if very cold — place to contemplate.

“Your life is your art, what are you creating today?” — Unknown

Snow is gently falling outside the window, piling up and covering the world in white. A time for stillness. Giving the mind space to think, if you allow for it. The calendar says it’s the end of the year, and a new one is about to unfold. It’s a time of reflection, to pause and note where you are and ponder, as the author of your life, how you want this next chapter to go.

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Lake Michigan plus a snowy shore.

It involves some meditation, some writing and reflection. I think it goes back to another quote, by Socrates: “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

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The stillness of winter with the aqua of Lake Michigan peeking through.

So it goes this time of year, I make some space in my studio for dreaming and examination of this life I live, thinking of how I want to feel in the year to come and what I want to create and cultivate. Whatever it is you want to make space for in your life that is just for you, I want to encourage you to do so. And I’d love to hear about it.

What are your year-end rituals? And what goals have you set for yourself as you look to 2018? Come chat about it on Facebook and Instagram!

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The stillness of winter with the aqua of Lake Michigan peeking through.

2017-12-18T14:12:02+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Art, Art Process|0 Comments

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