why self-expression matters

my ancestors

in the search to find the story and the land of my grandparents, I have learned of the pain that has been carried and passed down for generations.

ancestors 1 by LLGriffin
my ancestors 1 by LLGriffin
ancestor 2 by LLGriffin
my ancestors 2 by LLGriffin
ancestor 3 by LLGriffin
my ancestors 3 by LLGriffin

don’t hold your breath

learning to flow, using my art journal 

I have returned to my art roots and have decided to share my work  (refer to Show Your Work by Austin Kleon).

years ago my mother’s death inspired haunting night dreams that I wrote down, that I needed to express through art.  This art became Inside the Belly of the Whale, which has taken several forms,  from a gallery installation exhibition, to a DVD, to its current form, a journal.

I’m choosing to share the work from my art journal weekly.  My hope is to create a space for self-expression in all of its many forms because I believe art heals.

this site’s link labeled Ideas +  shows how others have used music, books, articles etc. as inspiration for self-expression.by LLGriffin

   
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exhale

exhale by LLGriffin

the way to do is to be – lao tzu

finding balance

beauty awakens the soul to act – Dante Alighieri

balance by LLGriffin
balance by LLGriffin

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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