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One key to surviving depression is gratitude. Every day I write about what I am grateful for, even if it is just a line during the day in my journal. The more depressed I am the more I do gratitude … Continue reading
Full Moon the other night. I found such comfort in her beautiful brightness. I’ve been seeing the positive changes. 1) Mitchell and I have both had increasing arthritic issues, and kept talking about going on a cleansing diet but oatmeal … Continue reading
I journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. whenever I have time. I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my … Continue reading
I journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can … Continue reading
I have a Jinhao that came with a purchase and the nib was swapped out — Lovely writer with the JOWO nib. Filled it with Super5 Darmstadt, which has never had its own pen. It is now my always-gotta-have-it pen! … Continue reading
I love watercolors with tobacco ink… These are mostly my new Da Vinci watercolors sparkling, running, mimicking the lovely California tile glazes… I love working with California painted furniture. California tiles take me home, to open houses and arched doorways … Continue reading
I’ve journaled for ever. It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long … Continue reading
Sometimes I try small handmade paint companies. I took a chance on Aussie painter and paintmaker MatteoGrilliArt handmade paints! and liked his so much I ordered more! LOOK AT THOSE COLORS!!!! Intense pigment, beautiful, not as creamy smooth as a … Continue reading
Tibetan Windhorse Flags from my donations to Save Tibet organized my gratitude entries this week… nice to be back in my hand-sized journal…. Cooling Rains. I’ve always been a fan of rain, and the heat wave breaking with cool rains … Continue reading
My gratitude was easier even though it was a tough week. Politics is effecting me, making me so sad. While we try to live in the present, we also look to the future, as Chagdud Rinpoche once said, “with a … Continue reading
This was a week of highs and extreme lows. I am glad I started the journaling again last week because sanity prevailed, if for no other reason than I had a page to write in instead of laying it all … Continue reading
Pentalic replaced this falling apart journal, and I am trying to get through it because it continues to break open at new places. I want the new year to be free of breaking journals! Middle of the night QUICK sketches… … Continue reading
☾ I am also thankful for my blog and the connections it has brought into my life. The wonder of the new and unexpected should be appreciated through new eyes! Have a day filled with Gratitude… ☾ UNKNOWN Watercolor paper … Continue reading
I’ve been married twice. My first husband died. You know how you don’t know what you don’t know until you experience it? I didn’t know how unconnected I was in my first marriage. I had doubts about getting married; everyone … Continue reading
*alert: vampire child face, oops* I had a good childhood, raised by a single mom with an alcoholic dad who skipped, and three much older brothers who loved me dearly. I am GRATEFUL because I wasn’t around JD (what they … Continue reading
Middle of the night drawing of the Oregon Zoo train. Dan now you are forever linked to trains, along with my girlfriend who I used to ride trains with, and a crazy boyfriend who once picked me up on a … Continue reading