2019 Part 1 of 3


2019 has been a cathartic year, I’ve cleared out a lot of mental cobwebs and actual clutter. I made a concerted effort to fill the spaces that gave way with juicy creative times, and to leave some unfilled. A space to breathe.

Here’s what my year has looked like month by month, and what’s been feeding my imagination.

January

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” 

~ Sir Terry Pratchett

Inspired by
Paper dying experiments, Amanda Grace’s Raw Online, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, Leonardo’s Brain by Leonard Shlain, Bojack Horseman, Ruby Etc.


February

Art isn’t something you need an outside license or a paycheck to pursue. It’s a way of life.

It’s a way of adding up what you feel and where you’ve been and what you fear and what you can imagine. It’s a way of seeing your life through a lens that makes everything — good and bad, confusing and clarifying, uplifting and depressing — valuable.

~ Heather Havrilesky

Inspired by Heather Havrilesky, Caroline Myss, Carla L. Rueckert, Russian Doll, Maniac, Dancing with the gods by Kent Nerburn. Arleebean.


March

“Why blame the dark for being dark? It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn’t as bright as it could be.” 

~ Rob Bell

Inspired by: The Knitting & Stitching Show, Rob Bell’s Anatomy of Restlessness, my friend AJ’s glorious zine, Be Spiritualish by Meadow Devor & Laura McKowen.


April

“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.” 

~ Elizabeth Gilbert.

Inspired by ‘Sounds Like Davin Youngs’, Hello Human: JR Rhodes talks to Sam Lamott, Neil Gaiman talks to Tim Ferris, Hello Monday: Elizabeth Gilbert on Career Versus Calling.
The Sketchbook Project (vol14).


Join me here tomorrow for Part Two, looking back at May-August.

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