JANUARY INSPIRATION

Thank you so much for checking out Patreon, and I hope that you'll join me in finding inspiration and beauty in all things!  Each month I'm going to share with you anything that has sparked movement in my life and art.  

January has been quite a month for me!  It's been a hard month for me - in preparation for Patreon, I have been challenged to maintain my center while doing things that I'm not used to.  It's also been a good push for me to be more vulnerable.  I want to really connect with you and other humans, and I'm learning that it means that I have to put myself out there!  That brings me to introducing this month's themes:


Word:

DISCOMFORT. 

It's so good and needed!  It causes me to ask questions (why am I feeling uncomforatble).  It causes me to change.  It pleads me to look at my assumptions.  This month I have been reminded of last year's goal: which was to be ok with discomfort that leads to growth.  GROWING PAINS feels bad but are GOOD.

I want to learn how to be intentional of where that discomfort lives.  An example is that I want to feel discomfort in pushing myself to be more vulnerable to the people around me and through art.  I do NOT want to feel discomfort in the realization that I am paralyzed by fear and rejection.  Fun stuff!  I'm looking forward to what February brings!


VISUAL:

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PERSON:

OPRAH. Golden Globes award:

In my career, what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who've withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again.

BOOK:

 I watched Netflix's documentary on Joan Didion, and was intrigued.  Now I'm hooked to Joan Didion.  The words she chooses!  It goes straight to the soul.  I listened to this book via  Audible , but I would recommend getting the hardcopy. 

I watched Netflix's documentary on Joan Didion, and was intrigued.  Now I'm hooked to Joan Didion.  The words she chooses!  It goes straight to the soul.  I listened to this book via Audible, but I would recommend getting the hardcopy. 


PODCAST:


MUSIC:

 The soundtrack to  The Shape of Water  (which I LOVED).  Here is the  PLAYLIST  I made of the soundtrack minus the scary songs.

The soundtrack to The Shape of Water (which I LOVED).  Here is the PLAYLIST I made of the soundtrack minus the scary songs.


MEMORY MONDAYS:

My great grandparents!  Read about this piece I painted inspired by them.