Month: December 2016

it’s that time,
when though 
’tis still winter
the light is returning. . .

twelve months have passed
we may be looking backwards, reviewing. . . .
we may be looking forward, envisioning. . .

I love what the inimitable Leonard Cohen said, which may speak to you too
You felt you were this aching creature
in the midst of an aching cosmos,
and the ache was OK
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at the Kitchen Sink Studio part of the winter holiday
has been spent collating a dozen collages into a book form:
each month for the year images & text, that resonated heartwise,
were chosen instinctively – here are some examples

part of the holiday season has been spent mindmapping
around creative practice and the generation of ideas. . .


a friend dropped by and did some mapping too –
what a lovely surprise to share Boxing Day,
to ponder and to manifest some creative ideas together –
thank you Tanja
 

in 2017, one idea is for Kitchen Sink Studio to take a more open-plan approach :
less planning ahead more serendipity & balance,
less effort more
– allowing, benefitting, embracing, contributing, encouraging, sharing, opening –
sounds great, we’ll see if the old ways can be usurped. . . .
this drawer contains a daily note of delight:
a reminder of the beauty of gratitude;
by 31.12.16 there will be 365 notes in here.
What to do: read the odd random one?
or what. . . . .

after the year is up, kissing it goodbye:
a visual collage of qualities to aspire to in 2016. . .

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pondering the word retreat,
which I love to do at this deep winter time. . . .
the interpretation Re-treat springs to mind,
which I did by revisiting that man with the most marvellous mind
in a wonderful video (40mns) about him:
Brian Eno Imaginary Landscapes  circa 1989

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remembering that one of my passions is
PLAYING WITH PAPER

& can see here some similarities with nature

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WISHING YOU ALL AN EXCELLENT NEW YEAR AHEAD
FULL OF EVERYTHING THAT ENGENDERS YOUR
THRIVING, YOUR LOVING KINDNESS & YOUR BEING EMPOWERED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know the world is bruised and bleeding,
and though it is important not to ignore its pain,

it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence.
Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge
— even wisdom. 
Like art.

Tony Morrison

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