dissolving boundaries

art work by LL Griffin 2021
smarginatura by LLGriffin

Blurring the lines or edges, dissolving boundaries, brings to mind a lot of things from the literal to the unseen. From the fences we put up, to the masks we wear.

Playing with how paint and ink flow on a sheet of paper with water. I don’t know exactly what I’ll get but I do know that it won’t be a straight line. The paint may have a edge and then the ink will flow out on to the paper. The important part is to know when to use this technic to dissolve the boundary of the line.

Boundaries are important but sometime for myself I need put away the mask and practice dissolving boundaries within.

you have to step over the boundaries sometimes just to find out where they are — Damien Hirst

Finding Clarity

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear ~ Rumi

brush and mixed media by LLGriffin

For me the journey toward finding clarity isn’t always an easy one. I sometimes choose to use my brushes and practice being quiet.

The definition of clarity is clearness and freedom from ambiguity.

To find clarity life may be muddy for a while.

No Mud, No Lotus ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

can you really go back?

art work by LLGriffin 2021

The journey to make my way, at first took me away from my home, but then lead me back to where I started. Which may not be the physical place I started from but the hope is that I have come back to myself and have gained wisdom along the way.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot


As you start to walk on the way, the way appears – Rumi


Souls tend to go back to who feels like home – NR Hart


Neighborhood – American Authors

Music video by American Authors performing Neighborhood. © 2018 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

practice, staying motived to keep showing up

brush work by LLGriffin
work in progress by LLGriffin
work in progress by LLGriffin
I try to practice even when I don’t feel like it. Putting myself in the my studio, even if, I just sit. I’m thinking about what I’ll draw, paint, or photograph next.

How do I stay motived and interested in showing up? Sometimes a plan works, sometimes a list works. But maybe it’s easier to start with cleaning your space, cooking a meal or walking the dog, that is also showing up even if it feels like a distraction.

Most of life is showing up. You do the best you can, which varies from day to day. Regina Brett

starting the day with color and light

it’s nice when even for a few minutes the sun and clouds works together to start the day with a color and light show if only for a short period of time.

There are two ways of spreading light; to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it.

~Edith Wharton, “Vesalius in Zante (1564),” Artemis to Actæon and Other Verse, 1909

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