Settling?

Setlle art

While at remote Holden Village for two weeks, I tried journaling in a new way. Every day, usually early, I settled enough to articulate an intention and then drew whatever came to mind. Some days I chose to finish the day’s piece in one sitting; others I added splashes of color throughout the day.

One morning it was especially challenging to still myself until I found a hammock beside the river. I began to sink in. Laughing at myself – the best kind – ensued when I realized “gently, gently settling” was upside-down in my little spiral notebook.

I am here again, a bit frenetic and upside-down as I anticipate tomorrow. That’s when we school psychologists will gather for our annual retreat and start yet another school year. This last summer day of no firm commitments will sadly come to an end.

Sinking into the art of my heart calms me. As summer ends and fall franticness threatens, I remind myself there were 15 sweet days far away in the mountains:

DAY 1

Aug 12.png

DAY 2

Aug 13

DAY 3

Aug 14

DAY 4

Aug 15

DAY 5

Aug 16.png

DAY 6

Aug 17

DAY 7

Aug 18

DAY 8

Aug 19

DAY 9

Aug 20

 DAY 10

Aug 21

DAY 11

Aug 22

DAY 12

  • Aug 23.png

DAY 13

Aug 24

DAY 14

Aug 25.png

DAY 15

Aug 26.png 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Settling?

  1. It seems you have made this style of journaling your own. So happy for you. Holden seems to hold a deep peace for you where you are free from planning and pressure particularly in the first week you were there. Will talk more

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